The integration of ecological design and sustainable strategies are introduced to the building to create a healthy environment for learning. The design of the building incorporate with traditional Khmer textile patterns with imprints on exposed concrete details, and locally made terracotta tiles imprinted with the stitching patterns and a method of weaving. The design integrates with the vernacular architecture. All most of the ground floor will be open to provide a covered gathering space and protect flooding.
The building is divided in two parts. A long east-west oriented wing and a north-south oriented wing. The rooftop will include multipurpose sports court and a teaching garden with local plants and vegetables.
The Neeson Cripps Academy is a school for secondary education in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Founded by Scott Neeson’s Cambodian Children’s Fund and funded by the Cripps Foundation which there are English language program, STEAM subjects, and access to the digital technologies. The building is designed by New York-based CookFox architectural studio.