Swedish Tengbom Co-operates with The Room

Tengbom, one of the leading architectural companies in Scandinavia further strengthens its presence in the Asian market through a close co-operation with Cambodian The Room Design Studio.

The Room Design Studio is situated in Phnom Penh and owned and run by a team of Swedish architects, some 15 people, working with architecture and interior design.

Tengbom CEO Magnus Meyer said that The Room has extensive knowledge of the Cambodian and Vietnamese markets and this, combined with Tengbom’s long history and strong offer, creates a solid competitive advantage.

“To us, the collaboration with The Room Design Studio is an important step in establishing our firm presence in Asia,” he said.

“We are convinced that this will bring great opportunities, both for us as a company as well as for our clients,” he added.

Tengbom has been active in Asia for several years. In 2011, the company received one of the world’s most prestigious architectural awards, the MIPIM Future Projects Award, for its urban planning project for the sustainable city of Wuxi, outside of Shanghai, China.

Around Sweden, Tengbom has over 500 employees in some ten offices. Its unique offer is based on a broad knowledgebase combined with front edge competence within all aspects of architecture, urban planning, interior design and landscape architecture.

Magnus said that Tengbom has an option to buy The Room Design Studio with a mutual intent to integrate The Room Design Studio with Tengbom over the next few years.

He added that they have already started this process through an ongoing exchange of knowledge between the offices.

Tengbom will also be able to leverage the competence and the capacity of The Room Design Studio for ongoing and future Swedish assignments.

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