Local architectural wonder among finalists in Dezeen Awards

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Local architectural wonder among finalists in Dezeen Awards

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:24 pm

Children play outside the Adventurous Global School, a building that has been shortlisted for the Dezeen Awards. Dezeen Awards

Jose Rodriguez T. Senase
9th September 2019

An eye-catching, modernist school building in Battambang province is among the finalists in the 2019 Dezeen Awards.

The Adventurous Global School (AGS), which was designed by Orient Occident Atelier of Hong Kong, was among 53 architecture projects from around the world that made it to the shortlist. The list of finalists was released last week by the awards’ organisers.

Opened two years ago, AGS incorporates a unique and innovative design described in the awards website as “covered in a grid-like structure to create a versatile and flexible learning space”.

AGS, which is located in Sneung village in Battambang, was built as part of a project to help underprivileged children in rural areas of Cambodia. Its construction was co-funded by Adventurous Global School-Charity in Hong Kong, Vision Du Monde in France and Projectmac in Australia.

In addition to AGS, two other entries from Cambodia – The Factory and Atelier Kampot – made it to the longlist. Both were designed by Bloom Architecture, a Phnom Penh-based boutique architecture company, but could not make it to the shortlist.

Full https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50641265/l ... en-awards/
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