Date of completion
Size (sq. m)
Thnouh Village, Takeo, Cambodia
570 square metre
Anthony Chu, Francis Wong, James Mak
Lam Long Tat, Ophenia Wong, Tiffany Leung
Tris Kee – Community Project Workshop,
University of Hong Kong
Bunseng Sum – New Futures Organisation
Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd.
Hong Kong Shun Lung Yan Chak Foundation
Nelson Chen Architects
Thnouh School is an extension of a Khmer vernacular stilt house. While a stilt house amalgamates the domestic village life, daily routines and social rituals into one organic whole, the project transposes this idea of a house into a village school. In other words, Thnouh School embodies the domestication of early childhood and primary education. The project takes its primary form from the section of a stilt house being horizontally stretched along the site - an elongated vernacular stilt house.