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Phnom Penh

TAMASA / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

20:00 - 20 December, 2017
TAMASA / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates, © Akinobu Kawabe
© Akinobu Kawabe

© Akinobu Kawabe © Akinobu Kawabe © Akinobu Kawabe © Akinobu Kawabe + 27

"New Khmer Architecture and Japan" Explores the Link Between Cambodian and Japanese Modernism

16:00 - 1 March, 2017
"New Khmer Architecture and Japan" Explores the Link Between Cambodian and Japanese Modernism, Picture of the Chaktomuk Conference Hall taken by Japanese expert Masao Ishihara (ca. 1964). Image Courtesy of Masaaki Iwamoto
Picture of the Chaktomuk Conference Hall taken by Japanese expert Masao Ishihara (ca. 1964). Image Courtesy of Masaaki Iwamoto

"New Khmer Architecture and Japan" is the first show in Cambodian History to focus on the architectural drawings of its modern movement. Cambodia is a country with mature architectural culture, not only of the great Angkorian heritage and vernacular timber temples, but also of modern buildings from the 1950s and 60s known as New Khmer Architecture. Since the 1990s, in the context of the post-war redefinition of the national identity as well as the recent expansion of environmental consciousness, this Cambodian modern movement, with their sensibility to the traditional culture and tropical climate, is being re-evaluated; though the drawings and documents of the movement were believed to be destroyed and lost in the turmoil of the Civil War.

Structural drawing of the unbuilt Cambodian Parliament designed by Vann Molyvann, 1959, from Obayashi Corporation Archive. Image Courtesy of Masaaki Iwamoto Plan of the National Theater designed by Vann Molyvann, 1958, from Obayashi Corporation Archive. Image Courtesy of Masaaki Iwamoto Elevation of an alternative plan of the Olympic Stadium, designed by UNDP experts at the Ministry of Public Works and Telecommunications, from Nobuo Goto Archive. Image Courtesy of Masaaki Iwamoto Plan of the Chaktomuk Conference Hall designed by Vann Molyvann, 1957, from Obayashi Corporation Archive. Image Courtesy of Masaaki Iwamoto + 12

Camboo Bamboo Landmark Design Challenge

19:30 - 15 February, 2017
Camboo Bamboo Landmark Design Challenge, Camboo Bamboo Landmark Design Challenge
Camboo Bamboo Landmark Design Challenge

Building Trust international have announced their 7th international design competition which seeks to find an innovative design proposal for a landmark pavilion structure made from bamboo. The bamboo piece will be the centre of a Bamboo Festival Building Trust are hosting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia this March. The competition challenges architects, designers and engineers to provide a design solution which has the chance to shape the future of building with bamboo globally.

Bamboo Design + Build Workshop, Cambodia 2016

19:20 - 26 October, 2016
Bamboo Design + Build Workshop, Cambodia 2016, Bamboo Design + Build Workshop, Cambodia 2016
Bamboo Design + Build Workshop, Cambodia 2016

Building Trust are happy to announce that our latest workshop will be held in Cambodia to design and build a project made from bamboo. Building Trust have a number of sustainable design projects in South East Asia in 2016, ranging from schools and housing to wildlife conservation and healthcare. We are offering a hands on participatory workshop where participants will gain experience in sustainable building techniques and understand more about humanitarian design while building worthwhile projects that will have a huge benefit to the local community and local wildlife. Participants will gain an insight into a number of building techniques and architectural styles.

Bamboo Design + Build Workshop, Cambodia 2016

18:35 - 15 March, 2016
Bamboo Design + Build Workshop, Cambodia 2016, Bamboo Design + Build Workshop, Cambodia 2016
Bamboo Design + Build Workshop, Cambodia 2016

Building Trust are happy to announce details of our latest workshop which will be held in Cambodia to design and build a project made from bamboo. Building Trust have a number of sustainable design projects in South East Asia in 2016, ranging from schools and housing to wildlife conservation and healthcare.

We are offering a hands on participatory workshop where participants will gain experience in sustainable building techniques and understand more about humanitarian design while building worthwhile projects that will have a huge benefit to the local community and local wildlife.

COOKFOX Begins Construction on the Neeson Cripps Academy in Cambodia

08:00 - 12 June, 2015
COOKFOX Begins Construction on the Neeson Cripps Academy in Cambodia, © COOKFOX Architects
© COOKFOX Architects

COOKFOX Architects has recently begun construction on The Neeson Cripps Academy, a high-tech and sustainable school to be built in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, as a gift from Velcro Companies to the Cambodian Children’s Fund.

The school, named for Cambodian Children’s Fund founder Scott Neeson and former Velcro Companies Chairman Robert Cripps, will employ multiple sustainable building practices, including water and energy efficiency via natural lighting, integrated solar shading, low energy lighting, and low flow water fixtures. An energy recovery system will further work to improve air quality inside classrooms by filtering outdoor air into the interior of the building, and on-site photovoltaic cells will provide a portion of the school’s energy needs.

Sleuk Rith Institute / Zaha Hadid Architects

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
Reflecting Pool. Image Courtesy of ZHA
Reflecting Pool. Image Courtesy of ZHA

Zaha Hadid Architects have unveiled their design for the Sleuk Rith Institute in Phnom Penh. The highly-anticipated project, commissioned by the Documentation Center of Cambodia’s (DC-Cam), will serve as Cambodia’s go-to archive for Khmer Rouge history and a leading center for genocide studies in Asia.

Five wooden towers, inspired by ancient Angkorian architecture, will house the institute’s “cross-section of pursuits,” including a genocide research center, graduate school, museum, document archives and research library. As the towers rise, the structures will interweave and link, connecting various departments above the ground level and uniting the institution as a singular whole. 

A virtual tour through the institute, after the break.

South Facade and Memorial Park. Image Courtesy of ZHA Entrance. Image Courtesy of ZHA Foyer. Image Courtesy of ZHA Library. Image Courtesy of ZHA + 7

Zaha Hadid to Design Sleuk Rith Institute in Cambodia

00:00 - 28 October, 2013
Zaha Hadid to Design Sleuk Rith Institute in Cambodia , Courtesy of Sleuk Rith Institute © Steve Double
Courtesy of Sleuk Rith Institute © Steve Double

The Documentation Center of Cambodia’s (DC-Cam) has commissioned Zaha Hadid to design the much-anticipated genocide studies institute in Phnom Penh. The new campus, known as the Sleuk Rith Institute, will serve as an extension of DC-Cam’s work as the country’s go-to archive for Khmer Rouge history as well as a leading center for genocide studies in Asia. Within a modest campus, the institute will house a “cross-section of pursuits,” including a genocide studies center, a school, a museum for memorial and education purposes, and more.

"Youk Chhang's vision is inspirational,” stated Zaha Hadid. “His brief for the Sleuk Rith Institute calls for beauty and an optimism for the future to heal and reconnect a country, with the Documentation Centre of Cambodia being key to that process."