Coconut Club & Park Cambodia
© Bruce Vincentiis

COCONUT CLUB & PARK CAMBODIA

T3 ARCHITECTS

ARCHITECTS
T3 ARCHITECTS

AREA
1920 m²

YEAR
2021

MANUFACTURERS
COTTO, Haffele, K-Cement, SCG

LEAD ARCHITECTS
Charles Gallavardin, Tereza Gallavardin, Dominique Desmet

MAIN CONTRACTOR
OCIC

STRUCTURAL DESIGN CONSULTANT
OCIC

MEP DESIGN
OCIC

ARCHITECT
Rafael Lira

INTERIOR DESIGNER
Huy Nguyen

PHOTOGRAPHS
Bruce Vincentiis

LOCATION
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

CATEGORY
Restaurants & Bars, Mixed Use Architecture

T3 Architects designed the Master Plan of the Coconut Club Recreational Park located in Phnom Penh, dedicated to kids, teenagers and families.

Coconut Club & Park Cambodia
© Bruce Vincentiis
Coconut Club & Park Cambodia
© Bruce Vincentiis

T3 also designed the main building proposing different activities around hospitality, entertainment and wellness: organic restaurant, river view bar, spa, kids club, event area.

All around the building, the idea is to create outdoor activities like bicycle tour, water games area, slides through tropical plants, observation tower.

Coconut Club & Park Cambodia
© Bruce Vincentiis
Coconut Club & Park Cambodia
© Bruce Vincentiis

The sun protections in bamboo and overhangs have been tailor-made to optimize the control of natural light and avoid overheating, both to improve customers comfort and reduce energy consumption.

T3 design follows the bioclimatic principles to avoid the use of air conditioning (except some specific areas like spa and meeting room) with a building located between the riverfront and a lush tropical garden, increasing the natural cross ventilation.

The maintenance is easy and the plants can develop easily without sophisticated irrigation system; Low tech solutions are very often the best on long term perspective! The plant used to create a “natural curtain” is Veronia Eliptica.

It creates a green facade and bring shadow and sun protection and it grows quickly with a very limited maintenance (almost no need watering under tropical climate).

Coconut Club & Park Cambodia
© Bruce Vincentiis
Coconut Club & Park Cambodia
© Bruce Vincentiis

This building is also a nice manifesto of a smart biophilic architecture, bringing nature around and into the building, but without increasing the loading on the structure (to avoid over costs), as most of the plants and trees directly grow into the natural soil around the building.

The main structure of the building is in concrete without any specific finishing, with the main intention to keep the structure in a long term perspective, to get a reasonable carbon footprint.

Coconut Club & Park Cambodia
© Bruce Vincentiis
Coconut Club & Park Cambodia
© Bruce Vincentiis

T3 designed some false ceiling made in Bamboo panels which bring coziness and a tropical touch and also allow to hide a part of the electrical cables.

Ceiling fans add some comfort in case there is no wind to always ensure a decent thermal comfort for customers at any season or any time of the day. The Coconut Club is already a famous place in Phnom Penh to relax, especially to enjoy sun set and the river breeze!

Coconut Club & Park Cambodia
© Bruce Vincentiis


Coconut Club & Park Cambodia
Plan - Ground Floor
Coconut Club & Park Cambodia
Plan - First Floor


Coconut Club & Park Cambodia
Section

T3 Architects
T3 Architects
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