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    Residential Housing Cambodian Ecological Cells (CEC)

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    Building Trust Internacional

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    Phom Penh, Camboya.

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    Building and Urbanism.

  • Arquitectura



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    December 2018

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    Rhinoceros, Photoshop, Illustrator y Lumion.

"BUILDING TRUST INTERNATIONAL" housing architecture competition in Cambodia.

The IDEA Architecture team has participated in the eighth design competition organised byBuilding Trust International as a result of a partnership with the United Nations Development Programme and the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (Cambodia).

In this project, the CECs (Cambodian Ecological Cells) are located in the last phase of the industrial axis that encompasses the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone , which is a transition from a Special Economic Area to a Sustainable Economic Area.

Building Trust International is the result of a partnership with the United Nations Development Program and the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone.

Urban Strategy:

The urban strategy is based on a land de-occupation approach and, therefore, the grouping of vertical dwelling, leaving a selection of virgin land areas for the development of native flora and public space for future residents.

The Dwellings:

The blocks of dwellings are divided into three types according to their contribution to the community:

  • F (food-roof)
  • W (water collective)
  • S (solar energy)

The plot’s organisation resides in a combination of the Functional groups (union of the three blocks F, W, S) together with Complements and Squares following the proposed skeletal formula that the territory is organised into.


The architectural pieces are designed with locally sourced building materials, which promotes the country’s economic activity. In addition, they are combined with innovative technological solutions, which are committed to a future of higher quality of life for inhabitants.

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