Morodok Techo National Stadium

Capacity60 000
Country Cambodia
CityPhnom Penh
CategoryDesign implemented
CostCN¥ 1.1 bln / mld
Construction04/2017 - 16/08/2021
Design IPPR International Engineering Corporation
Contractor China State Construction Engineering Corporation
Design time 2015


Morodok Techo National Stadium – design description

Cambodia’s new national stadium is getting built in the northern outskirt of Prek Pnov, Phnom Penh. This is where the metropolis has been growing towards in recent years. This is also where the national sports complex with indoor natatorium, training stadium, tennis courts and other amenities is going to stand.

At the heart, of course, the main stadium for up to 60,000 people. Its design will resemble a traditional Chinese boat, which has a double meaning. First, it would stand between the rivers Tonle Sap and Mekong. And secondly, it comes as part of Chinese ‘stadium diplomacy’, so the resemblance is to symbolize friendship of the two countries. The concept was selected out of 5 bids by prime minister Hun Sen himself.

The light roof structure will be supported by two tall masts at each end. These show significant similarity to the Yellow Dragon Stadium in Hangzhou, but are much lighter and dynamic. With or without them, the new Cambodian stadium will be much larger than the current one downtown Phnom Penh.

The project will cost $100 million (or such is the grant by Chinese authorities) and will be entirely financed by China. As is the case in most such deals, design and construction will also be carried out by Chinese companies.

The entire complex should be delivered in 4-5 years, which suggests delivery before or in 2020. Thanks to this infrastructure Cambodia will be able to host the 2023 SEA Games for the first time in history.



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