The Sleuk Rith Institute, a building which will serve as the headquarters for the Documentation Center of Cambodia, is also set to become world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid's first big wood-based project. The Documentation Center was created to document the atrocities of the Cambodia's brutal Khmer Rouge regime.
The project will include a massive memorial park as well as sports fields, orchards and traditional Cambodian sculptures.
The materials used to construct the Sleuk Rith Institute will consist largely of sustainably sourced timber, and will be equipped with roof-based photovoltaic cells as well as a solar thermal array for hot water. It will also be fitted with water treatment facilities and heat exchangers.
Construction on the institute is set to begin some time next year.
Cambodia's Sleuk Rith Institute is Designed By Zaha Hadid
1. Monolithic Wooden Buildings - The use of sustainable timber in large-scale buildings can be a game changer for construction and architecture industries as it provides eco-friendly and aesthetically pleasing alternatives to traditional building materials.
2. Green Building Materials - The use of sustainable and renewable materials like timber, along with solar and water treatment facilities, is becoming a key trend in green building construction as it offers a more eco-friendly and energy-efficient option.
3. Cambodian Architecture - Cambodian architects and rural builders can draw inspiration from the Sleuk Rith Institute as an example of how traditional Cambodian art and architecture can be seamlessly integrated with modern sustainable design and construction techniques.
1. Architecture and Design - The Sleuk Rith Institute is a prime example of how architects and designers can push the boundaries of construction and design by using sustainable, renewable materials while also incorporating cultural and historical context in their work.
2. Construction - The use of sustainably sourced timber in large-scale construction could create new opportunities and disrupt the conventional building industry by providing a more eco-friendly option for construction materials.
3. Renewable Energy - Integrating solar panels and thermal arrays with water treatment and heat exchangers in modern building design and construction presents disruptive innovation opportunities for the renewable energy industry as it moves to more sustainable and efficient energy sources.