This school in Battambang, Cambodia by Orient Occident Atelier is enveloped in a grid-like structure to create a versatile and flexible learning space.
The grid wall, a double layer steel frame with local wood plates, allows the re-configuration of the openings, shelves and lockers. It also provides storage and even vertical circulation. The open structure means that the relationship between the interior and exterior can be customised by the users and other villagers can see inside the space. Orient Occident Atelier wanted to engage the teachers and students in the design and reconfiguration of the school in order to create teaching and learning spaces which best suit their interests and curriculum needs.