Construction work has begun on Denizen Works’ Teahouse in Phortse, a farming village located at an altitude of 3840m in the Khumbu Valley in Nepal. The project was developed for the Little Sherpa Foundation, a philanthropic organisation that works to transform the lives of poor and vulnerable children whose parents lose their lives whilst working as Sherpas.
Like much of Nepal, Phortse was affected by the major earthquake that devastated the region in April 2015. Denizen Works were approached to design a building that would be easy to construct using local materials and would withstand future earthquakes.
The Teahouse provides cellular sleeping quarters, a dining hall, kitchen, showers, office and a meditation centre to serve the local community and trekkers scaling Mt. Everest.
The concept has been developed to be flexible and the Little Sherpa Foundation are looking to roll out the concept across Nepal.
Area: 250m² ・ Budget: 15.7M Nepalese Rupees ・ Completion: November 2017
Client: Little Sherpa Foundation