Cambodia’s new beacon of contemporary design
The Aedas-designed Chipmong tower is a mixed-use development comprising a Fairfield hotel by Marriott and 10 floors of office space
Located in Cambodia’s bustling capital city, Phnom Penh, the Aedas-designed Chipmong tower is a mixed-use development situated along the Russian Federation Boulevard and is proximal to the Centre of Phnom Penh. The rectangular site fronts the Russian Federation Boulevard and the main tower is situated along the front.
The hotel and office levels shape the building into blocked sections of the development. Each block is stacked above each other, synonymous with the art form of rock balancing. The horizontal base of the building lays the foundation of the development’s inspiration drawn from rock balancing and is carried out through the entirety of the design. Each volume is accentuated through their slightly oblique front to emphasise the individual ‘rocks’.
The entire building is designed with glass-based surfaces facing the north and south with metal cladding to showcase a lotus flower motif to divide the surface facing the east and west. The hotel comprises a magnificent outdoor infinity swimming pool that is enveloped by the city’s encapsulating view. The pool is located in the transitional section between the office and hotel levels.
The project comprises a Fairfield hotel by Marriott, 10 floors of office space, five floors of retail space, a spa, a cinema, an eight floor car park lot, and three floors for motorbike parking. The design concept is coherent and rationally considers the site constraints while also maximising land value. The main tower is placed in the front part of the development to ensure that there would be no potential blockage amongst other developments.