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Phnom Penh: The Latest Architecture and News

Neeson Cripps Academy / COOKFOX Architects

23:00 - 12 November, 2018
Neeson Cripps Academy / COOKFOX Architects, © David Yeow
© David Yeow

© David Yeow © David Yeow © David Yeow © David Yeow + 16

Neeson Cripps Academy / COOKFOX Architects

00:00 - 3 September, 2018
Neeson Cripps Academy / COOKFOX Architects, © David Yeow
© David Yeow

© David Yeow © David Yeow © David Yeow © David Yeow + 16

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

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 © ZHA
Reflecting Pool. Image © 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 © ZHA Entrance. Image © ZHA Foyer. Image © ZHA Library. Image © 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."