Thnout School is a critical rethinking of an enclosure. Located on an open rice-field with little covering vegetation, the project is composed of different classrooms and functions of a school to be organised around a centripetal courtyard. By interrogating the typology of the monastic ‘cloisters’, Thnout School is a architectural experiment that redefines learning environments in a rural context in Cambodia.
Thnout School will provide free English, Khmer and Community Studies classes to children and offers a public gathering place. It is scheduled to be completed in 2018.
Thnout Village, Takeo, Cambodia
To be completed in 2018
Alison Cheng, Francis Wong
Lam Long Tat, Alex Yuen, Andrea Chan
Project Little Dream
Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd.
Hong Kong Shun Lung Yan Chak Foundation
Nan Fung Development
Nelson Chen Architects