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2006 Awards Entries for Culture Heritage Conservation


Cambodia

The Building of the Indochina Bank, Phnom Penh

The building of the Indochina Bank is located on land bought by the bank in the 19th century. In the past, this locality was preferred by the Chinese and French merchants as both a residential and point of sale location. In 1960, it was bought by a private industrialist who transformed the banking branch into his private residence and the well-known head office for his business. After the Khmer Rouge war, the building was turned into the National Rural Bank of Cambodia. After recent restoration, the building now houses new commercial tenants, thereby conserving the same character of business for the past century.