Indonesia Project 10: Cassia Co-op Training Centre

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Designer: TYIN tegnestue with local workers

Project: “In 2010, TYIN Tegnestue was approached by a French businessman who told them all about cinnamon production in Sumatra, where 85% of globally-consumed cinnamon is produced. As you might expect there is also a lot of unjust business practices and workers are often underpaid and overworked in unsafe conditions. After discussion and planning, TYIN Tegnestue traveled to Sumatra in order to build a facility that could help alleviate the issues and provide a safe place for workers and farmers to get the education, training, healthcare and fair working conditions they needed. Staring in the summer of 2011, TYIN Tegnestue began working with local builders to construct a training facility on the shores of Kerinci-lake with a cinnamon forest directly behind it” (

Why I like it:  Designers collaborating with local craftsmen using local building materials to create a center for…

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