“A thoughtful proposal addressing the serious issue of worker conditions”
Project description by jury
Encompassing 353 hectares of land and 121 investment companies, the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (PPSEZ), in Cambodia, suffers from inadequate accommodation facilities for the 17,000-plus factory workers that live on site. Home Within House is a social housing project of 3,000 units for these workers and their families in the PPSEZ. Each dwelling is part of a cluster, which is formed by the alternating pattern of voids and solids, ensuring courtyards – one more private and one shared with the neighbors – on both sides of each 35m2 apartment. At the end of each cluster, double-height volumes contain passageways and common facilities, including shops, bike racks, and childcare that all assist in creating an inclusive environment.