British American Tobacco Cambodia

British American Tobacco Cambodia

Architect
The Room Design Studio
Location
Phnom Penh, Cambodia | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Offices

Masterplans

Factories
The Room Design Studio

British American Tobacco Cambodia

The Room Design Studio as Architects

The concept for British American Tobacco Cambodia converts an existing factory, a steel structure with a galvanised roof, into a dynamic and colourful workspace. The design is guided more by the quirky spirit of coworking setups than a standard office, paying respect to the warehouse’s special industrial character by constructing a new functional space around its exposed skeleton. As the structure’s two-storey height poses particular challenges in terms of the costs of running air-conditioning as well as energy waste, a suspended ceiling improves ventilation while lower ceilings in enclosed offices also block cool air. Furniture is placed in such a way to allow more desk space if required.

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