Green Shoots Agricultural Technology CentreImages1 / Information
Location Krong Samraong, Cambodia
Status On site
The Green Shoots Foundation works in South East Asia to create access to education, health and agricultural technologies, bringing opportunities to remote communities which enables families to support themselves financially.
Designed as a collaboration between Squire & Partners, SAWA and the Green Shoots Foundation, the Agricultural Technology centre is a series of buildings on the outskirts of Samrong which offer agriculture, enterprise and education space for the community, providing vocational training for both children and adults.
Phase 1 consists of a flexible hall with adjacent subsidiary spaces, expressed as a rectangular building with two classrooms separated by a hallway. Bamboo screens can be closed to define the separate spaces, or opened to create one large volume. Smaller outbuildings provide a composting facility, net house, chicken pen, vertical growing structures, eco toilets, water catchment/filtration systems and a kitchen and dining hall powered by bio gas.
Designs take into account the tropical climate; the classrooms are raised off the ground to allow for a flood zone; patterned latticed bamboo panels create decorative elements while providing natural light and ventilation; local skills and available materials are utilised to create robust classrooms which sensitively respect the environment.
Client Green Shoots Foundation
Architect Squire & Partners
Humanitarian Consultant Architect SAWA
Engineers Buro Happold