Play Space

Montessori School

Phnom Penh

Play Space is a Montessori School in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The design brief called for an inspiring new interior space, renovating what was once a dark and grim industrial building. Working with Native Landscape Design, Future developed a vibrant space to inspire the next generation of Cambodians, following the principles of Montessori. 

No classrooms, but stations, with fluid boundaries, are identified by changing materials and colours. The design is intended to be wholly inclusive, with no impediments or opportunity for exclusion. Ramps instead of stairs, multi-lingual signage, and gender neutral bathrooms define this project. 

Interior spaces flow seamlessly out into a carefully landscaped garden and playground space, encouraging children to learn and play.

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