With the increasing population in Phnom Penh, the traffic steadily grows. A failed attempt to introduce a public bus system 2001 highlighted the challenge of the perception that public transport is for low income people who cannot afford their own vehicle. It is not “cool” to get on the bus. This project is an invitation to all Cambodian people to join in this experiment with public transportation that would feature better bus stops, eco friendly vehicles and, last but not least, a cooler looking bus. By Som Van Nita and Lorenzo Martini
Som Vannita, Architect, graduated in Architecture Studies at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology. Vannita has been working at International design companies and as a freelance architect. She is currently a full time lecturer at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology.
Lorenzo Martini, Interior Designer, graduated in Italy in Interior Design, working in France, China and Cambodia. Currently a lecturer at Limkokwing University and an Interior Designer. http://cargocollective.com/lorenzomartini
Photos by Vinh Dao for the Our City Festival 2012.