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Thnouh School


Thnouh Village, Takeo, Cambodia

July 2015

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.