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Two Cambodian contemporary dancers have been producing for several years shows depicting key society issues particularly related to women. They perform both in Cambodia and abroad.

Aquation Green Office Park in Koh Pich provides their rehearsal and performance space.

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The classical Apsara dance school related to the Royal Palace and ballet was funded in 2019 by HHR Prince Tesso Sisowath, with the support of HRH Princess Buppha Devi Foundation.

Aquation Green Office Park provides rehearsal and performance spaces to the school, with an attendance of some 150 students.

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Cambodian royal cuisine made easy by HRH Princess Norodom Rasmi Sobbhana. The book initially issued in French and English in 1960 was republished in 2021 by Templation Angkor Resort, complete with additional recipes in Khmer, historical background and photographs.

All sales proceeds are funding the Samdech Rasmi Sobbhana Scholarship in association with Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA).

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Promoting local visual artists has long been a priority for us. Initiated in 2004 at Elsewhere with one of Cambodia’s most famous artists, Pich Sophea, artistic exhibitions kept following one another at the 240 gallery, Chinese House Lounge, Plantation Hotel, Templation Resort, White Mansion Hotel and Penh House Hotel.

A company passionately developed by Penh House Hotel owner, Khmer-French pharmacist Dr. Hay Ly Eang. For more than 20 years, the brand has been dedicated to sustainable rural development.

Through innovation and technology, a range of food products typical of the country’s provinces has been developed, meeting highest standards of quality and ethics. Several, including thnot palm sugar, were the first in Cambodia to obtain a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) recognized by the European Union - like the Kampong Speu palm sugar and the Kampot pepper.

Products are available in Cambodian stores, including a dedicated space at Penh House, and in Europe through Confirel EU, with free delivery around the whole continent.

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Over 200 trees have been planted at Aquation Office Park and Treellion Park, Diamond Island, Phnom Penh.

The saplings had been grown in Phnom Kulen nurseries supported by Archaeology and Development Foundation (ADF), a NGO combining archaeological research, Kulen rainforest regeneration, and support for local schoolchildren learning how to grow native trees.

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Within Aquation complex, Pavilion and Jungle Addition in Phnom Penh; Templation Angkor Resort in Siem Reap, and Island Center Point on Koh Rong Sanloem - the 'Faraway Island'-, close to 100 ha of greenery are being preserved, maintained and expanded.

Along with the constant presence of water, gardens have long been a key component of our identity.

Use plain and good water, no batteries: a research project conducted in partnership with Cambodia Institute of Technology and students from Lyon Institut des Sciences Appliquées, France.

Why?
Tourists spend an average of ten hours in their hotel room, with under eight hours in bed. During the two hours they spend outside their bed, the guests of a green-positioned hotel will accept the comfort of a well-ventilated room and a fan. Actual cooling is only necessary within the mosquito net of the bed (10% of the room volume) during eight hours (1/3 of a day). Compared to a conventional full time, full space air-conditioning, such limited cooling requires 75% less energy, making it possible to use scarce photovoltaic power.

Solution
A specially designed four-poster bed carries two stainless tanks each holding 700 liters of water in an insulated space above the sleeping area. During the day, the sun-generated power feeds the compressors, cooling the water down to 7C°. At night, a shutter is opened and gravity lets the air cooled by the tanks down towards the sleepers.

In Sept. 2022- Jan. 2023, students-researchers Evangéline Hardy and Julie Mercier from INSA (Applied Sciences Institute, Lyon, France) conducted a research on this project, "Design and modeling of a low-tech cooling system in Phnom Penh, Cambodia" [pdf available on request].

A prototype is being currently finalized at Aquation, Koh Pich, Phnom Penh

The Jungloo (jungle igloo) is a bioclimatic tented bungalow, specifically designed to cope with environments constantly hot and humid. Its double skin and cylindrical shape generate a solar-chimney effect, pumping the cool air up from the vegetation bellow to cool down its walls.

AC unit is located inside the bed mosquito net. When the mosquito net is open, the AC cools the whole room. When the net is closed, it concentrates the cooling power inside the bed space only.

Materials have an extremely low thermos-mass avoiding heat accumulation. This allows fast cooling when AC is turned on, without wasting power and time to cool the walls, floors and ceilings.

Eight of this Jungloo version units are hosting guests at Templation Resort, Siem Reap.

Identical to the land version, also with eco-friendly furniture, the Floating Jungloo is buoyed up by a combination of recycled plastic tanks and bamboo.

It integrates the ‘Handy Pod’ from Wetlands Work! to efficiently biodigest its waste water without impact on environment.

One Floating
Jungloo is currently in service near Floatation, Koh Pich, Phnom Penh.

Larger than the initial Jungloo prototype, this version uses the same principe of double-layered roof for a bamboo and recycled wood structure reminiscent of Khmer traditional housing.

A very unique designer pool is attached to the structure, implementing solutions with reduced materials and labor use: cost effective and elegant.

Check on Park Jungloo, operating since 2023 at Treellion Park, Koh Pich, Phnom Penh.

Solid hexagonal bungalows mounted on inflated rubber tubes, allowing them to either float or sit on land, wetland or sandy ground.

Shape makes possible to assemble and dissemble floating platforms depending on the users’ needs in a playful way. Online menu can be provided to potential guests so they could assemble their ideal suite.

This concept has been studied for potential ecotourism development around Tonle Sap Lake.

Prototype currently under development.

Glamping rooftops at the top of two high-rise buildings in the heart of Phnom Penh. Connected by ziplines on 22nd floor, hosting 36 tented bungalows hovering above the city in an aerial jungle.

Concept and design proposed to the Towers Operator.

A massive, unfinished shopping mall, repurposed into a bioclimatic complex hosting offices, food courts, entertainment and sports facilities.

The repurposed building features various ventilation solutions to avoid disrupting wind flow and creating an urban heat island, as well as ensuring proper ventilation and cooling within the structure itself. Large amount of greenery has being planted in vicinity and on itsfaçades.

Operating since February 2024, Koh Pich, Phnom Penh

Converting a period iron water tower into a unique room facing the Mekong River and the iconic Koh Norea Bridge. The water tank becoming a swimming pool and a lounge deck, right above the suite with state-of-the-art amenities.

Under reconversion, Koh Pich, Phnom Penh. Read more.

Concept: convert a vacant pier of the recently opened Norea Bridge, linking Phnom Penh Koh Pich and Koh Norea, into a funky aqua-lounge.

Access by boat only, for partying under the bridge and with the river around. A quite different experience.

Concept and design submitted to bridge operator.

A proposition to convert a vacant rooftop into a unique live performance space, as Phnom Penh does not have interesting mid-sized 300-seat halls available to artists. On top of a large condominium complex, the space overlooks the Four Rivers Junction and the new district of Norea Island, with Phnom Penh cityscape in the background.

Concept and design submitted to Tower Operator.

In a condominium tower facing the Mekong and the new Koh Norea Bridge, revising the layout and design of a three-room apartment to improve its lifestyle experience.

Currently undergoing construction.

A proposition to complete, and convert into a hotel, an unfinished 1870 railway iron bridge crossing the Loire River in Sully-sur-Loire, right at the core of Loire Valley Chateaux area. That would be the world's first hotel-bridge.

Read more. (in French)

Concept and design submitted to local authorities - pending response.

A proposition to repurpose into a hotel a discarded railway iron bridge built by Gustave Eiffel in 1880 over the Garonne River in Bordeaux, right at the edge of the St Jean Railway station. The bridge had been saved from destruction by an urgent action from UNESCO. It is currently unused and inaccessible.

Concept and design submitted to local authorities - pending response.

Containers carry this magic of being both the package and the product. Their hidden side, the floor, is the most interesting one. Unlike all other sides, it is made of plywood screwed on light beams, allowing to fit openings - windows and doors - without affecting structural strength nor transportability.

Two discarded 40-foot High-Cube containers, tilted by 90°, their floors sides facing each other, strongly bolted together, and then filled with polystyrene waste to make them float. A solid 70m² platform, turned into a restaurant lounge made exclusively from recycled materials for a special ‘Dine on Trash’ experience on the river.

One platform is already operational at Floatation, Koh Pich, Phnom Penh.

Take a used 40-foot High-Cube container, flip it up, tighten it firmly to the ground. Place doors and windows on its hidden side. Fit five micro rooms, a jacuzzi, a top level terrace: the "tiny house" concept, yet when applied on five levels, not that tiny after all....

Working name: Totem series. Currently in R&D phase.

A repurposed 40-foot High Cube Container tilted to the side, positioned on a few tires filled with sand as foundations. The terrace can be rotated along the façade to protect it while unused or transported.

Working name: 40 series. Currently in R&D phase.

Take a used 40-foot High-Cube container, cut it in two. Place doors and windows on its hidden side. Fit 2 micro rooms, a jacuzzi, a top level terrace: again the "tiny house" concept...

Working name: 20 series. Currently in R&D phase.

And why not? In this project we explore containers set on their hidden side again, but with numerous units staked in circle. Architecture of the doom? Or some futuristic version of the time-honored Southeast Asian kompong, a group of households by or on the water?

Currently fine-tuned by Maads Creations Studio.

Initially considered by Eric Kayser as an urban pop-up bakery in Phnom Penh. The concept was inspired by French architect Charlotte Perriand’s ‘Maison au Bord de l’Eau’ study from 1934, posthumously awarded as best building project by Louis Vuitton in 2014 and built for the first time that year.

Potential developments in Cambodia.

drawings and rendering visuals by Ly Pengkeang and Chamnan Pichbormey for MAADS Creations Studio.