Innovative vertical village plans unveiled in Bangkok

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Plans for One Bangkok, a new 16Ha mixed-use development in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand has recently been unveiled. Working in collaboration with architects, engineers, sustainability experts and landscape architects, both local and international, SOM (Skidmore Owings & Merrill) seeks to create the single largest private-sector development in Thailand to date – a vertical village providing homes and places of work for an estimated 60,000 people.

One Bangkok will provide retail, hotels, offices, as well as homes for 60,000 people. Image Courtesy of SOM via AtchainSituated adjacent to Lumphini Park, the scheme offers 8Ha of public space. Public plazas and green spaces all contribute to a welcoming sense of place. A variety of towers will feature individual identities such as green terraces and sky gardens.

Situated beside the city’s prominent Lumphini Park, One Bangkok hosts a range of functions, including residential, retail, offices, a hotel, and 8Ha of public space. Through their ‘vertical village’, SOM seeks to promote a sense of community and well-being in a dense urban environment, with welcoming streetscapes, public plazas, and landscaped green space. A variety of towers with individual characters and features, seek to reduce the ecological footprint of the district through careful site placement and a suite of sustainable engineering systems.