Hotel Siem Reap

MIn ProgressBuilding Cambodia, 2018 Team: Kenrick Wong, Magic Kwan, Obed Cheung, Jasmine So, Yen Poon, Fionne Chan, Louis Shing, Helen Kwan, Chloe Lui

Siem Reap in Cambodia is not only famous for Angkor Wat but also its traditional home-made rice wine. Located at the village next to a paddy field, the boutique hotel overlooks Angkor Wat. The design of the boutique hotel superimposes the local Cambodian living culture with the rice wine making cylinder spaces and processes. The site was originally a colonial-era Cambodian-style police station and a rice godown in Khmer Rouge Period.

Based on the shapes of the local brewing kits and the warehouse, we juxtaposed a number of cylindrical buildings and spaces which are meticulously connected. Each circular space houses a unique function, and the elaborate layout allows residents to meander through one space after another, enriching the accommodation experience. Not unlike the seminal galleries of Angkor Wat, we experimented to recreate an intriguing interplay of light and shadow, infusing a new dimension to the hospitality typology.

There is an observation deck on the rooftop that overlooks Angkor Wat and for guests to relax. The bamboo gate can be opened, transforming the ground floor kitchen into a community kitchen and dining room. This is a hotel and a mini-museum. Utilizing modern architectural design methodologies, we blend the past, present, and future through imagination, material, and motif.

This is a hotel and a mini-museum which intends to bring social awareness to the multifaceted culture of Cambodia. The building celebrates the lesser-known history of winemaking and rice production in Angkor Wat, adding a unique experience to hospitality. We blend the past, present, and future through motif, material, and imagination. Throughout their stay, residents immerse themselves in a contemporary Cambodian lifestyle, whilst remembering the antiquities of tradition.

柬埔寨以吳哥窟聞名於世,然而暹粒的傳統米酒也是不容忽視。精品酒店位於暹粒村莊內的稻田旁,並遙望吳哥窟。 該選址最初是殖民地時代柬埔寨風格的警察局及赤柬時期的稻米倉庫,我們以當地釀造米酒的器具及倉庫的形狀為民宿外型概念出發,設計出多個圓筒形建築及空間。每個圓形空間各有自己的功能,透過精心的佈局讓住客穿梭一個又一個空間,豐富住宿的體驗。天臺有一個觀景臺可以遙望吳哥窟,亦有一個階梯坐級讓住客消閑。地面厨房玻璃旁的竹閘趟開,可以變成社區厨房和餐廳。