The White Building is one of Phnom Penh's (Cambodia's capital) , iconic building.
Built in the 1960's, this 350m long concrete block, located close to the city center was designed by Khmer architect Vann Molyvann. It was part of a urban renovation project and proposed a low-cost housing dedicated to public officials.
Deserted by its inhabitants as well as the rest of the city between 1975 and 1979 during the Khmer Rouges regime, it has been reoccupyed during the following years by new inhabitants or survivors of the genocide.
It hosts 468 apartments in which live more than 2500 people.
The White Building suffers from a poor image among the capital's population who consider it as a haven for offenders, drugs users and prostitutes.
As the restof the city keeps developing, the White Building's days seems to be counted...
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