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post updated 13 Feb 2020

Cambodia Architecture

We select what we feel are the key examples of Cambodian Architecture. We aim to include the most important design-led Cambodian buildings.

Cambodian Architecture Designs – chronological list

Khyaung School, Khyaung village, north east of Phnom Penh City
Architects: Weston Williamson + Partners
Khyaung School
image courtesy of architects

Khyaung Schoo
A new school in rural Cambodia, designed and built pro-bono by Weston Williamson + Partners officially opens on June 1, International Children’s Day.

Cambodian Architecture Competition
Cambodian Sustainable Housing Design Contest
Cambodian Architecture Competition - Cambodia Buildings
image from Architecture Contest organiser
The winning house design will be built by Habitat for Humanity Cambodia. This architecture competition can make a difference to a large amount of Cambodians lives.

New Cambodia Buildings

Key Cambodian Buildings + Structures, alphabetical:

Angkor
Largest pre-industrial city in the world, with around 1 million inhabitants and sophisticated hydraulic network.

Famous for its ancient temple – Angkor Wat:
Angkor Wat Cambodia Buildings
photo © Tom Ravenscroft
Angkor Temples

Choeung Ek Memorial Stupa
Date built: 1989
Architect: Lim Ourk
Choeung Ek Memorial Stupa Cambodia Buildings
photo © Tom Ravenscroft
This is the memorial at the Killing Fields near Phnom Penh

Independence Monument, Phnom Penh
Date built: 1958
Architect: Vann Molyvann
Cambodia Independence Monument Independence Monument Cambodia Buildings
photos © Tom Ravenscroft

National Museum of Cambodia
Date built: 1920
Architect: George Groslier
National Museum of Cambodia Cambodia National Museum
photos © Tom Ravenscroft

Bear Rescue Centre in Cambodia
Bear Rescue Centre in Cambodia

Eco-tourism Interpretation Centre
Design: Atelier COLE, architects
Eco-tourism Interpretation Centre Cambodia
image courtesy of architecture competition organisers

Eco-tourism Interpretation
Building Trust international, Wildlife Conservation Society and the Royal Government of Cambodia announce details of an Eco-tourism Interpretation Centre which will act as a hub for eco-tourism activities in the northern plains of Cambodia and stand as a memorial to the past.

Eleven Competition Cambodia
By Eleven magazine
Eleven Competition Cambodia
image courtesy of architecture competition organisers

Eleven Competition
Eleven has announce the launch of its inaugural ideas and design international competition based on Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake: a chance for architects, designers and students to engage in a unique design challenge and help make a difference along the way!

Phnom Penh Central Market, Phnom Penh
Design: Arte Charpentier Architectes
Phnom Penh Central Market
image courtesy of architects

Phnom Penh Central Market
After an intensive rehabilitation of its emblematic architecture the Central Market in Phnom Penh was reopened on May 25th, 2011. The team, competition winner in 2005, consists of Villa Park (a Franco-Cambodian construction company) and the French international architecture Agency Arte Charpentier Architectes.

Sleuk Rith Institute, Phnom Penh
Design: Zaha Hadid
Sleuk Rith Institute Cambodia 1
image courtesy of architecture office

Sleuk Rith Institute
Designs for the Sleuk Rith Institute – a new institution and genocide memorial in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh – have been unveiled. The institute brings together a museum, research centre, graduate school, document archives and research library.

Sustainable Housing Solutions for Cambodia, Phnom Penh
Design: Building Trust International, Habitat for Humanity and Karuna Cambodia
Sustainable Housing Cambodia
image courtesy of architecture competition organisers

Sustainable Housing Solutions for Cambodia

Tamasa Service Apartment and Hotel, Phnom Penh
Design: Kawabe Naoya Architects
Tamasa Service Apartment Hotel
image courtesy of architects

Tamasa Service Apartment and Hotel
This serviced apartment and hotel in the suburbs of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, sits between Phnom Penh International Airport and the city’s downtown, in an area frequented primarily by foreign tourists and business travelers.

Temporary Pavilion for the International Bamboo Festival in Phnom Penh, Cambodia 2017
Design: Peter Ruge Architekten
The Shadowmaker Pavilion
image courtesy of architects

The Shadowmaker Pavilion
The bamboo pavilion is located in the middle of ‘Freedom park’, which is the central location for the international bamboo festival. It is the place for holding events, performances, exhibitions, and gathering area for the visitors.

Tmat Boey Eco-lodges, Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary
Design: Atelier COLE in partnership with WCS and BTi
Tmat Boey Eco-lodges Cambodia
image © WCS and Building Trust

Tmat Boey Eco-lodges Cambodia
Building Trust international are pleased to announce a new sustainable design prototype for an eco-lodge that will assist local villagers protecting natural areas by attracting local and foreign tourists to see critically endangered species thereby creating local income that is not based on selling forest products.

More contemporary Cambodia Buildings projects online soon

Location: Cambodia, South East Asia

Building Developments in countries close to Cambodia

Malaysian Architecture
Petronas Towers Malaysia
photo © Tom Ravenscroft

Philippines Buildings

Thailand Buildings
Thailand Airport
photo : Rainer Viertlböck

Vietnam Building

Singapore Architecture
OUB Center
photo © Tom Ravenscroft

West Kowloon Cultural Complex, China
Design: Foster + Partners, architectural contest winners
West Kowloon Complex
render : Foster + Partners

Tata Housing Gurgaon, India
Design: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Housing Gurgaon
render by architect

Buddhist architecture in neighbouring Thailand

Wat Phra Kaeo – Temple of the Emerald Buddha
Date built: –

Wat Benchamabophit – Marble Temple, Bangkok
Date built: 1899

Wat Dhammamongkol
Date built: 1985

Wat Arun – Temple of the Dawn, Bangkok Yai district

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