School and boarding facilities to support access to education for rural communities around Siem Reap, Cambodia.
We worked with Kulen Outreach charity and Building Trust international undertaking early consultation with the school students and teachers in order to inform the design process and instill ownership in the decision making. The result is a design which responds to the need for privacy but also has transparency. The form is both inspired by traditional village architecture and stilt houses of the region. It is also modern and spacious responding to the functions and charitable concerns of supporting rural communities through progressive improvements to livelihoods and education.
We were looking for something special and different from the main stream, We didn't want the same cookie cutter approach we had found elsewhere. The team at COLE took us through the design process and delivered far beyond our initial expectations and we could not be more happy with the results.
— Jean Hicks
People comment about the building when they visit, They love the way it fuses the old with the new. I love the way the light comes through the spaces in the morning it does not fail to make me smile
— Chris Stanworth