“But I never want to leave this place. Yes, it is very old, almost a slum, but it is our home,” said one of the residents who grew up at the former Pasteur Institute..
The building was not supposed to be a housing structure so there was not even a bathroom, let alone a kitchen.
A real estate company is having its eyes set on the land since last year and is attempting to buy out residents.
Van Molyvann used plastic tiles, which are very durable. He also made the building to have enough holes for the air from the river to go in.
The original Pasteur Institute is under threat as the result of the redevelopment and speculative land deals.