The derelict hill station that used to be King Sihanouk’s summer retreat is to be developed into an Integrated Resort. At the summit of the 1,470,000 sq m site, this development will be anchored by casinos and hotels. It will be supported by village retail, F&B, entertainment hub, apartments and hill-resorts residences – including museum and art galleries. The design considers preconditions to conserve existing heritage buildings and natural land formations; to negotiate the undulating contour and to design with greater sensitivity as the site is a nature reserve. The master plan concept interweaves three elements: water, landscape and built-form – to reflect Cambodian culture and its sense of place.
Designed in 2008.