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Institute of Foreign Languages

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Vann Molyvann
location Phnom Penh
function university
contributed by fmka

Originally a teacher training college (Ecole Normal SupƩrieure), the campus and buildings were designed by Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann and were completed in 1972. The library is housed in a circular 2 storey building, while specialist teaching spaces are in dynamic, elevated spaces with carefully modulated daylight and cross-ventilation to avoid air-conditioning. The main block, with deep over-hangs and brise-soliel panels, has a three-storey tall central void with a full height scissor-stair and houses administrative and teaching spaces. Construction is of in-situ concrete with some brick cladding panels. The concrete detailing is particularly fine and reflects timber construction. The planning of the site and the use of elevated processional walkways refers to the archetypical diagram of the 11th C Angkorian temple.

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Institute of Foreign Languages
Boulevard Russie
Project is public!
Opening hours The campus is open during normal teaching hours, including Saturdays.
How to get there? Private transport. Enter the gates on the Boulevard Russie; the buildings are straight ahead of you.
Completion 1972
ArchitectVann Molyvann
Client Ministry of Education Youth and Sport
Project ID 8852
Latitude/Longitude 11°34'09N 104°53'35E
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