We believe design has a major role in shaping lives. Culturally, ecologically, contextually responsive solutions are powerful tools towards safeguarding futures, preserving characteristic of city and solving currently threatened realities.
Our competition is a place for ideas to grow into possibilities. It can build connections between multidisciplinary fields to facilitate positive developments toward local communities in Phnom Penh. This competition is also the platform for design which can be socially responsive and contextually sustainable: an enabler for growth. It is about preserving the wonderful variety of the characteristic of the city through sensitive solutions, progressing knowledge and action aims to supporting grassroots communities in the city like Phnom Penh.
Phnom Penh is the city of memory where the urban heritages are exciting side by side with new waves of urban possibilities. This is the premises for our challenge. The objective of this competition is to imagine a regeneration strategy for the public spaces surrounding the Post Office for the possibly sustainable developments in the future. The proposal could imagine the new uses of those spaces, and it might be that new uses can happen only in certain time frame of the day or of the week.