French Lycee Rene Descartes

  • Main Data
    Client: Lycée Français René Descartes
    Program: Renovation and extension of the French Lycée René Descartes
    Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    Construction Area: about 10,000 m² including 6,000 m² for renovation and 4,000 m² for a new extension
    Design: 2012
    Status: Competition First Prize, design under progress
  • ADA Services
    Architecture & Interior Design. Design leading consultant.
  • Design Description
    The program of the project is including the renovation of part of the existing school and the addition of classrooms, a new canteen, a library and a new gymnasium.
    The design approach has been addressed several interconnected problematics:
    – The addition of new indoor and outdoor spaces and the resulting reorganization of the relations between the different parties and functions of the school.
    – The rationalization the whole layout.
    – The relation between the school and its urban context through the reinforcement of some existing qualities and the creation of new ones.
    – The relation to the local climate.