Part of a hotly anticipated development from the Overseas Cambodian Investment Corporation (OCIC), Koh Norea Mansion is our rethinking of a modern shophouse. Aligned with OCIC’s vision to build a satellite city that could be a high-end commercial and residential hub, here we are not only designing mixed-use spaces but building a lifestyle and community around it. By catering to a broad set of functions and amenities that are carefully fitted together we create a seamless and sought-after experience for residents, shop owners and retail visitors – where all you need is easily at hand.
We have enlarged the width of a typical shophouse to create oversized units that are divided both vertically as well as horizontally, with the ground floor dedicated to retail and F&B, the first to third floors available for lease, and the fourth and fifth residential. High-end finishing materials in the stone and aluminium panels on the facade, along with ample greenery and a private terrace at the back and front of each unit, form an urban space that is at once exclusive yet livable. Natural ventilation is allowed by an internal courtyard, a traditional shophouse solution. Double glazing, overhangs and shading panels on the glass facade also act as protection against the sun.
This should be a self-sustaining, autonomous space which strikes the balance between buzzing modern city against clean, efficient design. The design pays particular attention to the internal flow for retail customers versus tenants, with separate private access points and elevators in each unit. Underground parking for tenants and owners keeps the area free from unnecessary mess, yet quick-stop overground spaces for retail customers means the ground floor is still alive with activity.