On 27 February 2023, there was the successful Kick-off Conference of the Build4People Ecocity Transition Lab 2023 at the PH Grand Hall of Borey Peng Huoth in Phnom Penh.
Welcome remarks got provided by HE Nuon Pharat, Vice-Governor of Phnom Penh, Mr. Stefan Messerer, Ambassador of the FR of Germany in the Royal Kingdom of Cambodia, Oknha Thay Mengly, GCEO of Peng Huoth Group, and Dr. Heike Bauer, DLR Project Management Agency (funding Agency on behalf of the German Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF).
At the welcome remarks, there was a signing ceremony of a Letter of Intent between Peng Huoth Group and Build4People project to document the existing cooperation in the context of the living lab and to outline the future cooperation.
Then, Rolf Messerschmidt, CEO of Eble Messerschmidt Partner and leader of B4P Work Package “Sustainable Neighbourhoods” provided an overview of the scope of the envisaged activities of the Build4People Ecocity Transition Lab 2023.
After that two keynote speeches were provided. The first one was given by Dr. Stephan Anders, Director Network & Consulting of German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB), who presented about DGNB Certification and Criteria for Sustainable Neighbourhood Development.
The second keynote speech got provided by Mr. Ratha Chan, Deputy Corporate Affair Director and Assistant to GCEO of Peng Huoth Group, who introduced about current urban design and architecture standards of Peng Huoth Group.
In the following Rolf Messerschmidt introduced about Build4People Sustainable Neighboorhood Strategies and Criteria.
This was followed by thematic inputs to ECTL process by the other Build4People Work Package representatives and a vivid discussion.
More information on the Build4People Ecocity Transition Lab 2023 will soon be published at the Build4People website section “Events”.