r+ skun Cambodia

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LET’S REIMAGINE HOSPITALITY



“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery – air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’ ” Sylvia Plath


AN EXTRAORDINARY LOCATION FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITY


REALISE YOUR BEST SELF BY BEING A PART OF AN EMPOWERING, UPLIFTING AND ENRICHING MOVEMENT THAT BENEFITS THIS LOCAL CAMBODIAN COMMUNITY.


IN PERFECT HARMONY


Artist’s Impression

By virtue of its porous design, r+ skun reflects our dedication to be one with the local community. All facilities including the arrival pavilion, clubhouse, pool, dining outlets, BBQ and rest pods, and back-of-house compound are integrated within rice fields and linked by a network of gently meandering pathways. This affords guests direct access and contact with the area’s agrarian environment.



THE DESTINATION


K a m p on g T h om

K h u m P on g r o C om m u n e

Kampong C hhn a n g

P a ’ a v T ow n To n l e Sa p Ri ver S ku on T o w n

B a t h ea y M ou n t a i n

Pre k K da m B ri dge

C h eou n g C h n ok Vi l l a g e

Oudo n g To wn Kandal

Kampong S p e u

Prek Pn o v B ri dg e

In d ep en d e n c e M on u m en t Phnom Pen h In t ern a t i o n a l Ai rp o rt


FROM PHNOM PENH TO KHUM PONGRO

Departing Phnom Penh, the journey to Khum Pongro by road is scenic and dotted with several attractions and historic sights.

K a mpong Cham

Tb o n g K m u m

Pr ey Veng

Ma i n ro ut e t o r+ Sk un Pro vi n c i a l b o rder

Point of Interest

Town, District, Village



SOJOURN FROM CITY TO COUNTRY

Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s bustling capital, sits at the junction of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers. It was a trading hub for both the Khmer Empire and French Colonialists. The mix of the ancient and modern creates unforgettable sights for all visitors. Leaving the city, the landscape abounds with rural charm. Watch farm animals roam freely along rustic byways and make pit stops to learn about the history of ancient structures that dot the landscape.

Tbong Kmum



THE DESTINATION

Khum Pongro is located some 70km north of Phnom Penh, at the border between the provinces of Kampong Cham and Kampong Thom. This relatively flat area is well irrigated by one of the many tributaries of the Tonle Sap, the region’s primary river, which is a source of livelihood for many Cambodians. At Khum Pongro, r+ skun sits within Farmcube, an agri-city of farming communities.

Trodork Poung Village

Khum Pongro Commune



Farmcube Khum Pongro is positioned as a model agri-city of the future for Cambodia. It provides the infrastructure for agricultural communities to deliver produce including rice, mango and coconut, to centralised distribution centres and processing plants with ease. It comprises 1,028 hectares of farmland, with its own administration and management facilities, which are located at the Town Centre. r+ skun lies amidst padi fields inside the quadrant northeast of the Town Centre and about 800m away. Our resort brings a new business model – that of hospitality – to the communities of Khum Pongro, providing another income source and employment opportunity for the area.



OUR DESIGN INSPIRATION


The traditional Khmer house on stilts can be easily lifted, moved and relocated.

photo source bharian.com.my


LIFE ON STILTS

Khmer house designs date back to the 1st Century AD. The houses are built with specific purposes and reflect the owner’s wealth and social status. The geographical location of the site is another key consideration. Houses are usually built on stilts to prevent flooding. r+ adopts a modular construction system to create flexible accommodation layouts. These modules are attached together in various permutations to generate a variety of room types to cater to different guests and their needs. There are green terrace modules interspersed alongside the accommodation modules to maximise greenery and showcase the farm-to-table F&B concept through the growing of microgreens and use of urban farming technologies.

photo source archdaily.com


Shaded resting area Arrival | Drop off

Community hall/Gathering space Reception | Cafe | Rest pods


ADAPTING TRADITIONAL KHMER ARCHITECTURE

Accommodations on stilts

Outhouse Back of house | Staff quarters


Steel structure

Old shutters


MATERIAL CURATION LOCAL TEXTURES

Thatched rice straw

Layered wood planks


1. Site

2. Typical Hotel Outline

4. Volume Exploded

5. Strategic Placement of Volumes

7. New Massing

8. Final Outline


DESIGN PROCESS

The expansive site allows for a distribution of the functionalities that would comprise the form of a conventional hotel block or stack in a typical urban context.

3. Volume

The resulting spaciousness evokes a sense of luxury, allowing the varied volumes and massings across the site to create a visually interesting composition of forms. This openness creates transparency and an awareness of how the different functions work together in creating an unforgettable stay experience.

6. Breaking Into Smaller Volumes

9. Final Masterplan


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ARRIVAL & PARKING CLUBHOUSE REST PODS POOL HOTEL BBQ PODS PIER BACK OF HOUSE


A GRACIOUS ARRIVAL


Artist’s Impression

An understated circular forecourt open to the elements sets the tone for r+ skun: simple, rustic elegance.The blend of contemporary steel and traditional thatch is unique yet in keeping with the rural environment.


AN EXTRAORDINARY SETTING...


Artist’s Impression

The linear architectural form echoes the horizon and retains the integrity of this big-sky location. All rooms boast unblocked, panoramic padi-field views, an inspiring vista for guests to enjoy at any time of the day. The design incorporates large openings to allow for natural cross ventilation across all key public areas. The ample use of louvres allows for daylight to stream into the interiors, reducing the need for artificial lighting and electricity.


...THAT EVOLVES WITH THE SEASONS


Artist’s Impression

Echoing the raised stilts of traditional Khmer dwellings, the resort appears to float during the wet season.


REFRESH YOUR SPIRIT


Artist’s Impression

The expansive pool abuts rice paddies on three sides, enticing guests with a bracing morning dip or a balmy afternoon swim.


INDULGE THE SENSES


Artist’s Impression

The all-day poolside restaurant and bar serves up drinks and meals at a moment’s notice. Savour the tastes of local produce or an aperitif mixed just as you wish.


POROUS BACK-OF-HOUSE FACILITY


Artist’s Impression

Chat with r+ personnel and visit their compound-style accommodations. r+ skun is designed for guests and staff to enjoy seamless interactions and develop meaningful connections.


FIELD TO TABLE FRESHNESS


Artist’s Impression

Revel in fresh local fare and flavours at the barbeque pavilions set around the resort.


R+ Pte. Ltd. 24 Raffles Place #15-00 Clifford Centre Singapore 048621 T +65 8668 5008 www.rplus.asia rplusasia


TRANSFORMING REAL ESTATE INTO REAL LIVING


While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information herein, no guarantee is given nor responsibility taken for any errors or omissions.



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