A NATURE CENTRIC CAMPUS IN THE TROPICS
The project is a tertiary education institution, Centre for Banking Studies, in an urban area of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The overall massing of the blocks is shaped by the dynamic relationships between formal learning and collaborative spaces. Lush greenery is injected into all levels to facilitate a close interaction with nature. The circulation spaces of the lower communal decks are fluid to allow students to flow freely into these spaces and encourage more social interaction. The design is forward-looking and pays homage to the rich Cambodian culture, while resiliently facing the challenges of the tropical climate.