Zaha Hadid Designs Five Wooden Towers To House Cambodian Genocide Institute

October 18, 2014 12:39 AM

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Zaha Hadid Designs Five Wooden Towers To House Cambodian Genocide Institute

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 vario...

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