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Library
Royal University of Phnom Penh

The entrance is at the first floor level through a colonade; an undercroft at ground floor level protects against flooding and provides outdoor informal study space. The L shaped plan accomodates existing mature trees on the corner of the site.

1 a new colonnade marks the entrance to the enlarged library
2 front elevation, drawing; the rooms housing the special collections are expressed above and behind the colonnade
3, 4 the rear elevaton faces trees and a small lake (balancing-pond), providing views from the reading areas
5 interior, main hall before fitting-out
6 reception desk
7 study carrels on the ramp

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