Wat Phnom Waterfront Village “Design proposal”
Wat Phnom is an urban heritage site located in the center of Phnom Penh adjacent to the Mekong and Tonle Sap River. The river that the city, the civilization and its economy. Due to its urbanization, Wat Phnom is a dot in the city that provide the local and visitors the much needed park and a break in the busy city. However, the neighborhood needs more than Wat Phnom to generate more interest and to accommodate the modern growth of its citizen. Re-Edge takes the initiative to search for the next urban life that combines heritage, culture, youth, economy and leisure. We propose the design concept for “Wat Phnom Water Front Village “on the riverbank adjacent to Wat Phnom. Wat Phnom River Front Village is a container village that consists of an elevated parking structure, lifestyle retail villages, Sisowat Quay Pub Street, open space, historical sculpture, park, boardwalk, elevated viewing deck, riverboat access, bus station and a co-working office. We believe this proposal can create a new identity for Wat Phnom, connect its people to the river, improve the economy of the neighborhood as well as a modern lifestyle village that revitalize the urban life and its people.