Khmer Concrete investigates what remains of Cambodia’s post-independence architectural heritage and how it still retains its poetic power in contemporary Cambodia. The development of an independent intellectual and cultural elite was seen as crucial to maintaining Cambodia’s international status and independence in the years after 1953. In addition to architecture, a vibrant art and culture scene developed which sought to express itself on the international stage. All this came to an end, however, when the Khmer Rouge seized power and laid waste to the countryside and cities of Cambodia between 1975 and 1980. Khmer Concrete explores the forgotten legacy of these buildings and their place in modern Cambodia.