On Friday November 20th, Pen Sereypagna will present the work of Vann Molyvann (b.1926), Camboida's most prolific architect and leader of the New Khmer Architecture Movement (1953-1970).
After studying at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Vann Molyvann returned to a newly independent Cambodia in 1956 and was appointed state architect by King Norodom Sihanouk. He is the architect of Cambodia's most iconic modern-era landmarks which include the National Sports Complex, National Theater, Council of Ministers, Chaktomuk Conference Hall, and over 100 other governmental, academic, institutional, industrial, and residential buildings throughout the country. Today, this collection of post-colonial buildings - of utmost importance to Cambodia's modern architectural heritage - is at risk due to new development. Mr. Pen will share his work with The Vann Molyvann Project and Khmer Architecture Tours.
Pen Sereypagna is an architect and urban researcher based in Phnom Penh City. He is the recipient of a 2015 US ICOMOS International Internship at Dean Sakamoto Architects/SHADE Group in Honolulu, Sponsored by the East-West Center. Mr. Pen holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Urbanism from the Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA), Phnom Penh.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 18th.