Imbak Canyon Tampoi Basecamp
Client: Imnbak Canyon Conservation Area
Project: Tampoi Base Camp
Role: Design/Build Coordinator
Status: Completed October 2005
Design Team: Ian Hall, Raleigh International Volunteers, ICCA Staff
Arkitrek’s third design/build, after the Kg. Tiong Kindergarten and Mengaris Camping Site. Imbak Canyon Conservation Area was gazetted in 2004 following a scientific expedition. Tampoi Basecamp was the first permanent structure to be built, near the entrance to the Canyon. It serves as a ranger base and research station and to accommodate those early intrepid tourists. Arkitrek founder Ian Hall personally set out the buildings and ordered the first trees to be cut, a serious responsibility.
There are three buildings: Ranger Quarters, Visitor Quarters and a Dining Room. The building design and construction was a collaboration between Ian Hall, Raleigh Volunteers and ICCA Staff and was completed over the course of two Raleigh expeditions in 2005.