Architect
Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen
Completion
2011
Gross area
200 m²
Category
Educational buildings
Tags
brick colour education NGO open building school wood

Architecture students Hilla Rudanko and Anssi Kankkunen from Finland designed a vocational school in Cambodia as a course project. Together with the locals, they developed a viable and realistic solution which was eventually implemented in 2011.

The partly one and partly two-storey building is brick-framed. The colourful shutters give the building a distinctive character. An open canopy is situated in front of the building. The classroom space is on the ground floor. The Sra Pou vocational school was the first public building in Sra Pou village. The open room plan enables various public gatherings for the villagers.

Source: Finnish Architectural Review 6/2011

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Images

Main elevation and canopy, Sra Pou Vocational School
Main elevation and canopy, Sra Pou Vocational School (© Anssi Kankkunen / MFA)
Main elevation, Sra Pou Vocational School
Main elevation, Sra Pou Vocational School (© Anssi Kankkunen / MFA)
Class room, Sra Pou Vocational School
Class room, Sra Pou Vocational School (© Anssi Kankkunen / MFA)
Shutters, Sra Pou Vocational School
Shutters, Sra Pou Vocational School (© Anssi Kankkunen / MFA)
Construction phase, Sra Pou Vocational School
Construction phase, Sra Pou Vocational School (© Anssi Kankkunen / MFA)
Construction phase, Sra Pou Vocational School
Construction phase, Sra Pou Vocational School (© Anssi Kankkunen / MFA)
Construction phase, Sra Pou Vocational School
Construction phase, Sra Pou Vocational School (© Anssi Kankkunen / MFA)
Sra Pou village, Sra Pou Vocational School
Sra Pou village, Sra Pou Vocational School (© Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen)
Ground floor, Sra Pou Vocational School
Ground floor, Sra Pou Vocational School (© Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen)
1st floor, Sra Pou Vocational School
1st floor, Sra Pou Vocational School (© Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen)