Designs for the Sleuk Rith Institute, a new institution and genocide memorial in Phnom Penh, have been unveiled by Zaha Hadid.
The Sleuk Rith Institute brings together a museum, research centre, graduate school, document archives and research library. Housing the Documentation Centre of Cambodia’s one million documents in its archives and, as the largest collection of genocide related material in Southeast Asia, will become a global centre for education and research into the documentation, causes and prevention of genocide.
The vision of Youk Chhang, a tireless human rights activist and investigator of the Khmer Rouge atrocities, the Sleuk Rith Institute was founded by Chhang as a focus for reflection, healing and reconciliation as well as an enlightening educational and research facility dedicated to commemorating the lives of the past by building a better future.
source Zaha Hadid