Neeson Cripps Academy

Institutional / Jan - Feb 2017

Neeson Cripps Academy

Neeson Cripps Academy is a school for secondary education in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Founded by Scott Neeson’s Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) and funded by Velcro Companies, the school will provide a high-quality learning programme to the city’s underprivileged children: a robust English language curriculum; STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) subjects; access to the latest digital technologies; and global connectivity through e-learning.

The architects wanted to build a learning compound with interactive and flexible gathering spaces. Much of the ground level will be left open to provide a sheltered space with a visual connection to a large courtyard garden—this seeks to maximise natural lighting and lessen the school’s vulnerability to flooding.

Project Name Neeson Cripps Academy
Location Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Expected Completion February 2017
Status Under construction
Site Area 1,520 square meters
Gross Floor Area 3,700 square meters
Number of Rooms 1 gallery space; 1 multipurpose room; 20 classrooms; 1 courtyard; 1 rooftop sports court; 1 rooftop garden
Building Height 20 meters
Client/Owner Cambodian Children’s Fund; Velcro Companies
Architectural Firm COOKFOX Architects
Principal Architects Rick Cock; Pam Campbell
Design Team Ciaran Conlon; Antarkasih Tandon; tyler Caine; Mark Canfield; Julie Fisher; Marguirite Lefevre
Main Contractor Advance Construction (Cambodia) Co Ltd
Construction Management ACH Management (Cambodia) Co, Ltd
Mechanical &Electrical Engineer Optima Consultants Ltd.
Civil &Structural Engineer iLi Consulting Engineers Mekong Ltd. (design); Arcadia (thailand) Co Ltd. (construction)
Images/Photos COOKFOX Architects

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