Dear Friends of Architecture,
We are glad to invite you on
Wednesday, 1st of February 2012 at 6 pm to a lecture:
Phnom Penh: planned and un-planned
City planning and land use in Phnom Penh:
looking back from “now” to “then”.
Thomas Kolnberger, born in Salzburg, Austria, is a PhD-candidate in Historical Geography at the University of Luxembourg (Laboratoire d’histoire) and Passau, Germany (Southeast Asian Studies). His lecture will highlight the on-going production of spatial relations between planning “from above” and “from below” by looking back from Phnom Penh’s “now” (after the fall of the Khmer Rouge-regime) to “then” (colonial times).
The event is organized by Manolis House in collaboration with HS Encounters at Baitong Restaurant
(7 Street 360 / Norodom Bd, Beung Keng Kang I).
Story of a transformation
The European Union has now a new diplomatic and strategic location in Phnom Penh. Situated in the former Czechoslovakian Embassy, the design demonstrates how renovation and new construction can be mixed harmoniously, adding a fresh and contemporary style to Phnom Penh’s architectural landscape. Architect Julien Sellon describes the project and some of its challenges like the integration of quality standards for Embassy buildings of EU Member States and the adoption of the design to the tropical climate.
Last Saturday Manolis House hosted two great presentation showing Youth Projects from Sahmakun Teang Tnaut.
The first group presented an urban upgrading done with Sen Reakreay community .
The second group presented a recent mapping project done with Stung Menchey community