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The Sleuk Rith Institute by Zaha Hadid Architects

Tomorrow has been working with the Sleuk Rith Institute, a Cambodian research and education facility on the announcement of the designs for their new building the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. The institute brings together a museum, research centre, graduate school, document archives and research library. 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. The Sleuk Rith Institute will house 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. Tomorrow worked with the Institute and ZHA to create the press materials and oversaw the global announcement of the designs as well as managing a reception at the Zaha Hadid Design Gallery in London to celebrate the unveiling of the designs. So far we have secured a half page story in the Guardian, as well as stories on Wallpaper* Dezeen, and Designboom and on numerous news and architecture sites worldwide.

The Sleuk Rith Institute