CAMBODIA 2015

Protect | Respect | Empower

In this challenge, we asked the international creative community to come up with designs for a floating medical, research, and educational structure(s) to serve the 1.2 million people on Cambodia's Tonle Sap Lake, many of which living on unique, traditional, and increasingly rare nomadic floating villages.

The lake is an important UNESCO biosphere and South-East Asia's largest lake. It is a vital environmental incubator which, unfortunately, faces increasing dangers in today's contemporary world.

The aim of the competition was to seek out ways to safeguard both the local population and their culture, but also the ecosystem of this precious body of water, home to many rare species of birds and fish.

Charitable Cause: Cambodia 2015 ran in support of a the Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC), a local NGO based in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Global Popularity: The competition reached huge international success. 601 people from 51 differenct countries from all continents participated in the challenge in 243 teams. Participants included students, university research groups, academics, architects and multidisciplinary teams of doctors and scientists.

Award Winning Competition: Cambodia 2015 was awarded a 3rd place in Bustler's 'Top-10 Competitions of 2015 Awards'. It was published extensively on international newspapers and magazines, including Archdaily, Dezeen and the Architecture Review.

International Exhibitions: The competition was exhibited from the 22nd January to the 11th February 2016 in KPF's Gallery, Covent Garden, London, in an exhibition curated in association with the Architectural Review and opened by its Editor in Chief Christine Murray.

It was also exhibited at the McCormick Gallery in Boston Architecture College's Gallery (Boston, USA), from the 6th September 2016 until the 28th November 2016.


winner

EC0071

Natthapol Pongplanchai, Pratchaya Lertruck Sadee, Porncharoen Oranratmanee & Phanin Chantalert
(Thailand)

HYBRID{GE} The project initially starts from one single house for 7 family members along with sustainable mechanical and engineering system integrated; passive and active design has been applied, consisting of water treatment system, anaerobic digester for biogas production, turbine generator for electricity and algae energy phase in the future. Including passive architectural design, bamboo has integrated as major material for the whole project which would be floated on the lake’s surface appropriately. Regarding that statement, project itself range from small to urban scale which would help improving people’s qualities of life through this design fabric and also architecturally sustain. So…

runner up

EC0035

Dragoş Georgian Năstase, Dana Ioana Tudor & Ileana Cristina Bălan
(Romania)

Everything is connected, linked. Everything is constantly in reaction to surrounding factors, everything works like an organism. This is our motto in finding a solution for the Tonle Sap Biosphere. We encapsulated all the problems in a general, flexible formula that can ripple different solutions according to its implementation. The solution had to be adapted to the main characteristics of the area such as water volume fluctuation between dry-rainy season, and the local Khmer cultural identity. By shifting our attention to the past, we discovered that the Khmer civilization, in constructions such as the Angkor Wat, understood that their cities had to be built responsibly with…


Honourable Mentions:

EC0253

Joe Roberts
(UK)

Extensive deforestation of the belt of freshwater Mangroves surrounding the lake has been identified as the main catalyst in the degradation of the Tonle Sap ecosystem. Flooded forests represent an important habitat for the fish, which find amongst the flooded trees a temporary nursing and breeding habitat as well as rich feeding grounds. Therefore the proposal aims to redress the balance by creating a hospital and research centre centred on the restoration of the Mangrove. Mangroves will be grown within a sheltered environment on bamboo rafts filled with decomposed water hyacinths. The roots grow horizontally with smaller roots coming off…

EC0139

Wong Yow Han
(Malaysia)

Protect, Preserve, Revive Tonle Sap Lake is home to 1.2 million people. Apart from those living on houseboats on a daily basis, this number also includes those families who practice seasonal migrating tradition; Kampong Phluk in Siem Reap Province in northern-central Cambodia is one of them. In this proposal, Kampong Phluk which was built around the margins of Tonle Sap Lake is used as the case study so as to give some characters and uniqueness to the final proposal. There are two times a year when locals in Kampong Phluk migrate to the inner Tonle Sap Lake. One is during…

EC0344

Aldrich Choy & Chad Seah
(Singapore)

The concept of our project is to introduce a readily available resource, bamboo. Currently, the use of bamboo is limited to fishing and fencing purposes as the rural people of Cambodia do not recognise it as a valuable resource. Even though there are many bamboos growths found along Tonle Sap. The idea is to educate the Cambodians of the versatility of bamboo as a building element. Bamboo construction techniques can be taught to them so that they will be able to construct their own houses. The architecture designs proposed are showcased to these villagers to prove the versatility of bamboo.…

EC0359

Patcharada Inplang, Suvitchpong Asanachinta & Arthur Vergne
(Thailand / France)

THE TONLE SoAP PROJECT Nowadays, the main threat on the Tonle Sap lake is the water pollution. It is directly link to health, ecologic or economic difficulties. Among the causes of pollution, the “Tonle Soap project” focus on the “grey waters” problem. This dangerous kind of pollution is due to the use and release of chemical detergents (soap, toothpaste, washing powder…) directly into the lake. To this problem, the project proposes a simple solution. The idea is a communal floating building that houses various functions (craft cooperative, research center, boutique…) in order to locally PRODUCE, USE and PROMOTE bio-degradable detergents.…

EC0218

Huy Dara, Young Jun Choi & Hyeong Jin Jo
(South Korea)

Many floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake, we counted as a part of the below the poverty line families in Cambodia since they could not afford to buy land for dwelling. While spending their destination on the water, they are not provided enough infrastructures in term of urbanism. Why floating villages won’t be able to develop like the other villages or the cities? Because they are isolated and have no exact urbanization. Concept:  Using module system design is movable, extendable, and can be easily built by the villagers. Each module will be used as; filter to provide clean water by…

EC0008

Laura Yeginsoy & Eliane Csernay
(Switzerland)

ARTERY Having different types of lifestyle and fishermen such as permanent residents, transient fishers and seasonal fishers it is very hard to control the exploitation and pollution of Tonle Sap. As a result of the mobility, floating villages have acute problems of lack of authority recognition. Therefore, local authorities pay less attention to their needs and consequently service delivery including health care, education and other social service provisions are often very restricted. Our proposal is set up to target this problem by forming a playable and modular frame which can provide research, education and health facilities but at the same…


people's choice

EC0121

Shenhan Zhu & Jingqiu Zhang
(Hong Kong)

Derived from the fact that activities in floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake are extremely unstable and uncertain, which overlap and mutate all the time according to the drastic environmental changing throughout a year, our design is primarily targeted to be locally based. The cluster is built by bamboo, using traditional local construction method, in a way encouraging the development of local industrial chain and providing job opportunities for labor. The concept of clusters on the water is inspired by the existing phenomenon of the autonomously formed villages on the lake. Villages are highly adaptable to environmental changes and makes…



Jury:

Andrea Verenini

Founder, Eleven Magazine

Andrea Verenini

Founder, Eleven Magazine

Andrea founded Eleven Magazine in 2015 and currently works as its Editor in Chief and Creative Director.

He was born in Bologna in 1984 and spent his childhood and teen years growing up in Italy, Hungary, Russia and Austria. At the age of 17 he moved to the UK to pursue his higher education in Architecture.

Andrea holds a BA (Hons) Architecture degree (2006), a Diploma in Architecture (2009), and in 2010 was awarded a fully-funded doctorate studentship, which he successfully completed with a PhD in Architecture and Urban Regeneration in 2014.

His architecture career has seen him active in both research, academia and practice. He has worked for Grimshaw Architects in London and taught at University in both undergraduate and post-graduate levels on subjects ranging from architecture/urban history and theory, sustainable design, emergent architectural trends, modular/movable architecture, responsive dynamic design, and nature-inspired design.

Andrea is a full member of the BSME (British Society of Magazine Editors).

In parallel to Eleven, Andrea works as a freelance designer and architect on experimental projects and international collaborations.

In his spare time Andrea enjoys traveling, photography and (English weather permitting) riding around on his motorcycle avoiding woodland creatures on country lanes.

Arthur Andersson

Andersson-Wise Architects

Arthur Andersson

Andersson-Wise Architects

As Design Director of Andersson-Wise, Arthur’s role is to provide leadership by integrating the client into the collaborative process and establishing design concepts. He is the principal in charge of the overall design process and of facilitating client communications through the design phases of each project.

Arthur has practiced architecture over three decades throughout the United States in Kansas City, New Orleans and Austin. Arthur studied architecture at the University of Kansas and at the University of London, England graduating with a Bachelor of Environmental Design in 1979. He joined the offices of Howard Needles Tammen Bergendoff (HNTB) in Kansas City, Missouri where he was the principal designer for several major projects. In 1981 Arthur collaborated with Charles W Moore in designing the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition in New Orleans, and established an office with Moore in Austin in 1984.

Andrew Maynard

Austin Maynard Architects

Andrew Maynard

Austin Maynard Architects

Andrew Maynard is a much awarded and widely published architect, locally and internationally.  His office is admired for its imaginative ideas-based practice and an enthusiastic approach to pop culture, experimentation and technology while also maintaining a firm grasp on the social ideals and ecological responsibility required to make a real future.

Camillo Boano

Development Planning Unit, The Bartlett (UCL)

Camillo Boano

Development Planning Unit, The Bartlett (UCL)

Dr Camillo Boano is an architect, urbanist and educator. He is Senior Lecturer at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL, where he directs the MSc in Building and Urban Design in Development  and co-direct the UCL Urban Laboratory.  Camillo Boano has over twenty years of experiences in research; consultancies and development work in South America, Middle East, Eastern Europe and South East Asia. His research interests revolve around the encounters between critical theory, radical philosophy with urban and architectural design processes where collective agency and politics encounters urban narratives and aesthetics.

 Camillo is currently researching on the spatial ontology and political philosophies of Giorgio Agamben and Jaques Ranciere investigating how such philosophical approaches can inform a critical revision of design processes, urban design and architectural and planning theory. Camillo is also working on the praxis of Community Architecture as alternative and valid strategies adopted by architects collectively to expand social engagement and dealing with the commodification of urban processes. Specifically he studying collective housing struggles at city scale and informal urbanisation in action-oriented design research and studio pedagogies specifically in Mumbai, Bangkok, Santiago de Chile, Medellin and Phnom Penh. Also he is researching the conditions, the emergences and the spatial implications of urban borders and the spatial dialectics created around different urban fractures. Working on the paradigmatic cases of Jerusalem and the archipelago-topologies of the colonial condition of the West-Bank, and the sectarian colour-like but neoliberally-induced urban lines in Beirut. Camillo is author, along with William Hunter and Caroline Newton of the book “Writings and Projects for the resilient city. London: Development Planning Unit” (2013), Citta’ nude: Iconografie dei campi profughi” (2005) with Fabrizio Floris and several articles and publications.

Christine Murray

Editor in Chief, The Architectural Review

Christine Murray

Editor in Chief, The Architectural Review

Christine Murray is Editor of The Architectural Review, and former Editor of the Architects' Journal. Murray has won and been shortlisted for a number of magazine awards including BSME Editor of the Year and IBP Magazine of the Year. Murray is also the founder of the Women in Architecture Awards. The Architecture Review is the only global architecture magazine for the 21st century and is widely regarded as one of the world’s best architecture publications to date.

Elena Douvlou

Metropolitan College Athens / Boston Architectural College

Elena Douvlou

Metropolitan College Athens / Boston Architectural College

Dr Elena Douvlou is a registered architect, she has completed a PhD in the area of energy building design and thermal comfort and holds a Master degree in the area of Bioclimatic Architecture. She has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience in matters of bioclimatic architecture, environmental design and sustainability, thermal comfort, urban regeneration and architectural synthesis. She has worked as an academic, researcher and architect in European and American institutions and companies (e.g. University of Sheffield, University of Portsmouth and Boston Architectural College). She has published more than 20 research papers and presented her research at various international conferences. She has supervised Masters and PhD Theses and Dissertations, and is an assessor of scientific publications and book reviews for architecture and environmental design. She is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, the Architects Registration Board (ARB, UK) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA, UK).

She is currently Senior Lecturer at the School of Architecture at Metropolitan College in Athens, Greece and a tutor at the Sustainable Design Programme at Boston Architectural College, USA.

Ingrid Bille

BilleBeyeScheid Architects

Ingrid Bille

BilleBeyeScheid Architects

Ingrid studied at Darmstadt, Germany qualifying in 1978 and completed her studies with a Post Graduate Studies in Frankfurt Main in 1988. She joined Grimshaw in 1988 and as a Partner was responsible for work in Europe. She is a registered architect in Germany. In 2010, Ingrid was a founding member of BilleBeyeScheid Architekten Frankfurt, Germany.

While at Grimshaw Ingrid has always taken an active role in the architecture of the company and worked on a wide range of award winning international projects like the Frankfurt Trade Fair Hall and the Stirling shortlisted Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA Station. As a Partner, she led the Education group. She worked extensively on the RIBA Award-winning UCL Cancer Institute: Paul O’Gorman Building and recently completed the New Academic Building for the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her current projects include the Keyworth II building for London South Bank University and a development for the University of Southampton.

BilleBeyeScheid Architects was founded in 2010, but the collaboration has started 10 years earlier with the construction of the Trade Fair Hall 3 in Frankfurt. The successful collaboration of the international renowned firm Grimshaw Architects with the partner Ingrid Bille and the well-established local architects ABB Architekten with the two junior Partners Michael Beye and Lukas Scheid was the starting point of the practice. The firm is dedicated to innovation and the design of their buildings in order to deliver projects, which meet the highest standard of excellence and sustainable architecture. The partnership thrives on the excellent combination of German engineering and quality with international design expertise.

Massimo Forese

+39 Architects

Massimo Forese

+39 Architects

Massimo was born in Padua (Italy) in 1964. He got his university degree in 1998 in Venice, at the “Istituto Universitaro di Architettura di Venezia” (I.U.A.V.). Since 1999 is registered at “Padua Order of Architects”.His professional career is taking place in architectural design and urban planning, as a professional.

In 2002 He was a partner and founder of “Studio di Architecture Forese Associates” in Padua. It has almost 20 years of experience in urban planning, architectural design, participating and realizing urban plans with the direct citizen participation.

In 2005, he designed and coordinated the realization of a residential urban transformation by the method of urban equalization, participated and approved by 35 different owners subjects.

In 2009 he was the coordinator of the working group instituted at the Padua Order of Architects, the "Action Plans in support of the transformation and urban regeneration", studying the most important achievements of urban regeneration in the worls, and the multidisciplinary mechanism that govern them.

In 2010 Massimo was founder of +39 Architects, a network of Italian professionals where he participated in the most important international design competitions.

Within +39 Architects Massimo is responsible for Design and developer in the Russian Federation and in India.

Mathilde Marengo

IaaC Barcelona

Mathilde Marengo

IaaC Barcelona

Mathilde Marengo, PhD Architect, graduated cum laude in march 2010 from the Faculty of Architecture in Genoa, presenting a project studying the potentials of mega structures, in particular Stadiums, in the urban scape, tutored by Prof. Mosè Ricci, arch. Marco Carenzo. During her academic career she collaborated in several research projects investigating territorial and contemporary urban transformations such as ‘LUNGOILMARE: continuità, modificazione e permanenze. Un’ipotesi di sviluppo per 25km di fronte mare del Ponente Ligure’, scientific coordinator Prof. Arch. Franz Prati; research group coordinators: Prof. Arch. Mosè Ricci, Arch. Gianluca Peluffo; and “The Eco_Univercity Genoa Project”, scientific coordinators Prof. Mosè Ricci with Prof. Joerg Schroeder, Università di Genova, Technische Universitaet Munchen. She was also a part of the Inter-University Research team for the PRIN 2010-2011 managed by Ministry of Education, University and Research (Ministero dell’Università, dell’Istruzione e della Ricerca) RECYCLE research project, focusing on urban recycling as the generator for new infrastructure and creativity in urban contexts. She won a research grant co-financed by Comapgnia di San Paolo for the “Atlante Med-Net”project, and in support for the development of her PhD research, developed both at the PhD School of Architecture and Design at the University of Genoa, XXVI cycle, and the Universitat Politecnica Catalunya. She obtained her International PhD title in April 2014, with "Multi City Coast. The evolving forms and structures of the Mediterranean multi-city. New models of urban thinking and perspective." Since 2012 she is enrolled in the certified chamber of architects in Genoa. Since 2013 she has been in charge of Communication & Publications at IAAC.

Perry Hooper

Grimshaw Architects

Perry Hooper

Grimshaw Architects

Shaun O’Rourke

Boston Architectural College

Shaun O’Rourke

Boston Architectural College

Shaun O'Rourke is the Director of Sustainable Design at the Boston Architectural College. His responsibilities include directing the bachelors, masters, and continuing education programs in Sustainable Design for the College. Shaun is involved in a range of community based, multidisciplinary, design work focused on building urban resiliency strategies in Boston.

Previously, Shaun worked at AECOM in New York City as an Ecological Designer and worked on projects such as the Million Trees Reforestation Project, streetscapes in the Lower East Side, and developed biodiversity metrics for optimizing the environmental performance of large-scale masterplans across the country.

He has presented at numerous conferences nationally and internationally, served as a scientific reviewer for the Green Architecture and Sustainable Living Conference in Bali, Indonesia,  and has contributed graphics and book chapters to publications for the Design Trust for Public Space, Urban Land Institute, and Harvard University. Shaun holds a MLA from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a BS from the University of Vermont.

Tom Kundig

Olson Kundig Architects

Tom Kundig

Olson Kundig Architects

Tom Kundig is a principal and owner of Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects. Over the past three decades, Kundig has received some of the world’s highest design honors, from a National Design Award from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum to an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2014, Kundig was included in Architectural Digest’s AD100 and in 2012, he was inducted into Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame.

In addition to having received scores of design awards—including ten National Design Awards from the American institute of Architects—his work has appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide including The New York Times, Architectural Record, Financial Times, Architectural Digest and The Wall Street Journal, as well as countless books, and was named to The Wallpaper* 150 as a key individual who influences and inspires the way we live, work and travel. Kundig’s current and past work can be found on five continents, including a World Heritage site in Dachstein, Austria.

Kundig is a frequent guest speaker at universities and conferences throughout the US and abroad. He has held numerous distinguished chairs and quest critic positions at the University of Southern California, Syracuse University, and Harvard University among others, and served as the John G. Williams distinguished Professor at the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas.