Cambodia's first media/art/communication center, META HOUSE was established in January 2007 in the capital Phnom Penh, south of Wat Botum Pagoda. German journalist/filmmaker Nico Mesterharm and his team aimed to contribute to the revival of the Cambodian art and film scene after decades of turmoil. In June 2010 the project makers opened a new facility at #37, Sothearos Boulevard: META HOUSE: CAMBODIAN GERMAN CULTURAL CENTER is a joint project of the local NGO "Karuna", the German Goethe Institut and the "Art Plus Foundation".
Set on more than 500 square meter the newly built center accommodates a large gallery, a rooftop cinema, the restaurant "Art Café", the German language school and the M.E.T.A film school. Besides regular exhibitions and film screenings, META HOUSE: CAMBODIAN GERMAN CULTURAL CENTER also hosts dance, theatre and music events, as well as providing space for meaningful public events where NGOs are invited to conduct workshops and seminars.