Build4People supports Architectural Guide Phnom Penh

Build4People through Hamburg University supports the publication of the Architectural Guide Phnom Penh published by Moritz Henning and Walter Koditek because we firmly believe that it contributes to the re-discovery of the values of bio-climatic architecture much needed to increase sustainability practices in Cambodia’s construction sector.

That is why we distributed complimentary copies of the Architectural Guide Phnom Penh during the Build4People Ecocity Transition Lab and other Build4People events.

At the moment a Khmer language edition of the Architectural Guide Phnom Penh is getting prepared and Build4People will receive 250 special editions for local dissemination.

This guide offers a comprehensive overview of Phnom Penh’s built heritage, highlighting its history and architectural layers. In addition to covering better-known masterpieces, it also takes readers through the city’s ‘everyday architecture’, revealing places off the beaten track. Illustrated with contemporary photographs and historical images, the book presents more than 140 works that illuminate the four major phases of development in the city’s ever-changing urban history. It thus makes an important contribution to current debates on heritage preservation in
the booming metropolis. Interviews with local experts present their individual perspectives on the city and place the buildings in a broader context.

The book is available at Monument Bookstores on 111 Norodom Blvd and Aeon Mall 1 in Phnom Penh and can ordered from Berlin-based DOM publisher.