Vann Molyvann: Teacher Training College, 1965D–1972

  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Show on map
  • #EDU #Pilotis #Southeast Asia
  • For this university complex consisting of a library, seminar rooms and a main building, the idea of footpaths on stilts is taken to the extreme. Here, the footpaths cross roads, ponds and canals.Molyvann advanced Le Corbusier’s sculptural design language – he had previously worked for him – and mixed these with local principles. The buildings themselves rise up in Corbusian manner on pilotis, avoiding contact with the damp ground and enabling better ventilation.

  • In use, somewhat in need of renovation.