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Green Shoots Cambodia // Squire and Partners

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A new community Agriculture & Technology centre has launched in Krong Samraong, Cambodia, designed as a collaboration between Squire & Partners and SAWA for the Green Shoots Foundation.
Built by local contractors, farmers and 16-25 year olds over a four-month period – assisted by volunteers from the UK – the development provides education in agricultural technologies to support children and adults in the local community, and facilitates opportunities for enterprise.

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© Squire and Partners

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© Squire and Partners

The masterplan elements are designed to be responsive to the tropical climate – with raised floors to negate flood risk, screens to diffuse sunlight whilst providing ventilation, and overhanging roof eaves for the rainy season – as well as utilising local resources, labour and skills.
The main structure provides a multi-use hall with office and storage spaces, and a full width screened veranda.

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© Squire and Partners

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© Squire and Partners

Within a robust rectangular steel frame, the primary building materials comprise bricks made on site from stabilised earth, rice husk/clay blocks and bamboo screens.
Cassava and sand plaster is used to render walls, created in collaboration with local organic farm OrganiKH.
Internally, a cast entrance ramp with bamboo imprints leads to a flexible screened veranda space with built-in countertops used for workshops or as pop up shops for local producers.

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© Squire and Partners

Office and storage uses provide separation between the social veranda, and two generous classrooms set either side of a central hallway.
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© Squire and Partners

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