Waterhall Community Project in Cambodia

MIn ProgressBuilding Cambodia, 2017 Client: HKIA Collaborators: Jane Luk, Janet Tam Team: Kenrick Wong, Magic Kwan, Izk Chan, Fionne Chan, Harrison Lai

This social project won the Hong Kong Institute of Architects community funding. The project comprises 3 key parts, Infrastructure, Social / Economical and Architectural. In terms of Infrastructure, we aimed to provide safe drinking water to the underprivileged communities. Building a water filtration system and tanks to filtrate water from the village lake. Socially, to create a village hall as a social hub around the new essential utilities and facilities. A sense for social gathering, celebration and community festivities. Architecturally, to discover and document the local building technique and handicraft product making methodologies which can inspire modern architecture.

Water Hall is the winner of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) Architect Community Project Fund 2017.

水堂(WaterHall)為香港建築師學會(HKIA)所設的建築師社區項目基金得獎計劃,使這個社會建設項目得以實踐,改善當地居民的生活。顧名思義,這是一個結合基礎設施及村內社區空間的建築物。水堂(WaterHall)透過兩種形式收集水源:從湖泊抽水,和從屋頂可收集雨水,過濾後為當地的貧困社區提供安全的食水,從而改善當地的環境及個人衛生;在過濾塔旁,設有一個半開放式圓形社區會堂,作為舉辦各類社區活動或村民交流閒暇的場所,形成一個讓村民關係更緊密的地方。

水堂(WaterHall)外型及內部細節的設計靈感來自當地手做陶瓷圓形水缸。我們製成一本建築手冊,讓當地村民學習如何以傳統建築材料,配以現代化技術製成水堂,達至助人自助。

Collaborators

Ptea Teuk Dong

The Hong Kong Institute of Architects