Gallery: Cassia Co-op Training Centre is a Sustainable School For Cinna...

Cassia Co-op Training Centre is a sustainable educational facility built specifically for cinnamon farmers and workers on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Designed by the ever resourceful TYIN Tegnestue, the open-air facility was built to help local laborers receive support, fair payment, education and healthcare. The young Norwegian design/build firm completed the project in just 3 months working with local workers and using local-sourced materials such as wood from the cinnamon tree. Taking lessons learned from their other humanitarian projects, TYIN designed the facility to be naturally ventilated, passively cooled and earthquake resistant.

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