Zaha Hadid Architects Sleuk Rith Institute in Cambodia

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Zaha Hadid Architects recently presented plans for a memorial to the victims of genocide in Cambodia, the Sleuk Rith Institute. Construction is to start next year in the capital city, Phnom Penh.

Zaha Hadid Architects Sleuk Rith Institute in Cambodia

Remembering the past to move forward, rather than being imprisoned or paralysed by the past: this is the message of Youk Chhang, the human rights activist who founded the Sleuk Rith Institute. Zaha Hadid Architects expressed Chhang’s ideas in architecture in their plans for the new institute and memorial to the victims of the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia.
Angkor archaeological site with its temples and Angkor Wat offer the inspiration for Zaha Hadid Architects’ design.
The Sleuk Rith Institute will be a complex of five buildings, five timber volumes which are all different but fit together in their vertical development, providing internal links between different spaces.
The complex will include different areas for different purposes: a museum, a research centre, a school, an archive and a library. Construction of the Sleuk Rith Institute in Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh, is due to start next year.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Images courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects



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