Sleuk Rith Institute

Honoring the past with a vision for the future

New Website Realizes a Unique Vision

The Document Center of Cambodia came to us seeking a website that would advance the mission of its pioneering new institute and genocide memorial in Cambodia. Based on reflection, healing, and reconciliation, the Sleuk Rith Institute is the vision of human rights activist Youk Chhang and is designed by world renowned architect Zaha Hadid. In less than 9 weeks, BF RED delivered a Drupal website with a movie-like experience that was able to demonstrate cultural sensitivity, capture its one-of-a-kind architecture, and appeal to higher-level donors.


Youk Chang

"The website is just so beautiful. It allows the Institute to have a positive footprint around the globe."

Youk Chang
Executive Director
Document Center of Cambodia

Beautiful Website Design

Capturing the essence of Youk Chhang's unique vision of the institue, and Zaha Hadid's groundbreaking design to inform people, gain investors, to build a museum, school and research center in Cambodia to commemorate the Khmer Rouge The website is visually appealing and interactive with minimal text. It leveraged many of the design assets for the building, for instance the color palette of the site is derived from the omnipresent sralao tree. Moreover, all of the elements on the page were picked specifically for symbolic meaning to Cambodian culture. 

Developed in Drupal, the project required leading-edge front-end development and partnership with a videographer.

Beaconfire RED has developed a five-year plan to evolve the website as the Institute moves from vision to reality in the coming years. 


Video Intro

Secondary page: Vision