Municipal apartment ,known as white building, was built in 1963 by architect Lu Banhap. It was part of Bassac River Front urban development project in 1960s. The building is home for many kind of people including artists and it is a historic and vibrant building in the city. Currently the building is under threat of eviction and demolish because government privatized the land to private company.
On 14 January 2014 , as part of Genealogy of Bassac project which supported by SaSa Arts projects and PARSONS the new school for design, there was a house warming party that is the opening studio event to introduce the project to the communities and young people of the white building.