In the lush green surroundings of a former fruit orchard, where Thailands highest mountains meet the flat rice fields, 24H made a design for the Panyaden School.Located just south of the city of Chiang Mai, this 5,000 m2 primary school exists of an informal arrangement of pavilions, organized along pathwaysinspired by the shape of the tropical antler horn fern. The classroom pavilion type has load bearing walls from rammed earth, dividing the building into 3classrooms. Cupboards and shelves are all integrated in an adobe wall curving around the sanitary block. The curved contours of the bamboo roof structure refer to the mountains at the horizon of the site. The sala pavilion type is used for the common functions as assembly hall and canteen. Columns exist of bamboo bundles reaching up, referring to the feeling of walking through a bamboo forest.The entire school will be build from rammed earth taken from the site of the school and local bamboo that has been naturally treated to withstand the elements. Organic vegetables and rice will be grown on schoolproperty. Environmentally friendly waste water treatment and biogas production will round up the picture of an environmentally friendly school with a negligible carbon footprint.Panyaden is a private school that will accommodate 375 students including 10- 20 percent of local Thai kids funded by scholarships. They will be theambassadors to introduce green living into the lives of their communities.In addition to the Thai and native English speaking teachers, the students will be supervised by experts in various arts, creativity as well as traditional wisdom such as local agricultural methods, specialists in tropical forest plants, cloth weaving and northern cuisine etc. The whole school team aims to incorporate Buddhist principles into their daily life using commonsense.