The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) released renderings today of their forthcoming MahaNakhon tower and plaza in Bangkok, Thailand, with design led by OMA partner Ole Scheeren, head of the firm’s Beijing office. He writes and lectures on a regular basis. The story of Bangkok’s pixelated MahaNakhon tower, Thailand’s tallest building. Office for Metropolitan Architecture, OMA Beijing MahaNakhon – a visionary new 77-storey high-rise complex located on a 3.6 acre site in the heart of Bangkok’s Central Business District with a direct link to the Chongnonsi BTS Skytrain station between Silom and Sathorn Roads. Residential show unit opening: 4th Quarter, 2009 Sorapoj Techakraisri, CEO of PACE Development describes MahaNakhon as, “the result of a strongly held wish to do something for Thailand that is both an enduring architectural symbol and a very real and practical example of a firm commitment to, and confidence in, our nation’s long term economic prosperity and cultural diversity. 87/2 CRC Tower, All Seasons Place current equity already invested at 2.15 billion THB, Residential Average Price Jun 21, 2017 - Explore Syahmie Kamaruzzaman's board "Architecture - MahaNakhon" on Pinterest. Structural Engineering: Arup, Beijing A multi-level three-floor Sky Bar and restaurant at the top of the building with dramatic double- height spaces, private dining facilities for entertaining, and a rooftop outdoor bar at 310m height with sweeping 360° views of the city and river. Amanda Levete Architects Designed with the busy city dweller and office worker in mind, the 7-floors of creative space combines convenience and comfort, right within the heart of Bangkok’s Financial Center. The new Mahanakhon SkyWalk, however, is a thrilling addition to Bangkok's roster of family-friendly tourist attractions. MahaNakhon also features an adjacent freestanding building known as the Cube, with multi-level indoor/outdoor terraces corresponding to those of the Hill Terraces across the expanse of an outdoor atrium. Chotipol Techakraisri, Executive Director, The Ritz-Carlton Residences Interior Designer MahaNakhon is a luxury condominium(The Ritz-Carlton Residences) of 77 storey’s located on a 3.6 acre site in the centre of Bangkok’s business district. -VIP services including preferred room service, catering services and housekeeping. Central Embassy Bangkok, MahaNakhon Temporary Sales and Design Gallery: 14 billion THB (US$ 400 million), Total Target Equity Investment Associate: Eric Chang See more ideas about Architecture, Bangkok, Mahanakhon tower. Key Building Features MahaNakhon Concept. Seventh Art, New York (computer renderings) CCTV photo by Ole Scheeren MahaNakhon is the vision of Ole Scheeren, which was developed by a team of Thai architects and designers at Buro Ole Scheeren Group / OMA MahaNakhon is a new 77-storey high-rise complex located in Bangkok’s Central Business District, with a … Bangkok Edition Hotel by Marriott International in collaboration with Ian Schrager. Like cathedrals and palaces of the past, skyscrapers today define their cities’ identities as they shape the skyline. PACE Development Company Limited, Bangkok, Thailand, Public Relations The pixilation gives MahaNakhon an arresting profile on the skyline while generating a set of very special features to house the diverse functions of the building complex in an intelligently strategic way. The top of the tower houses a three-floor Sky Bar and restaurant with double-height spaces and an outdoor rooftop bar with 360° views, floating 310 meters above the city. Here MahaNakhon’s architecture is articulated to evoke the shifting protrusions of a mountain landscape. The residences will start on the 24th floor of the tower, up to the penthouse Sky Apartments on the 73rd floor. Residence completion: 4th Quarter, 2012, Developer This effect begins with a series of generous, cascading indoor/ outdoor terraces at The Hill – the 7-storey area of tower’s base housing luxury retail and dining. -Outdoor lap pool at 25m with six lanes, landscaped sundeck adjacent to pool, hot tub, and pool bar. The development is the most ambitious complex of contemporary architecture and urbanism in Thailand, including the tallest building in Bangkok. Main Outdoor/Landscape Features Bouygues Thai turned the dream of architect Ole Scheeren into reality by creating the structure and the facade of the MahaNakhon Tower, a multi-purpose building situated in Bangkok’s Silom business district. Hill & Knowlton Thailand Limited, Temporary Sales & Design Gallery -Retail Drop-off and taxi service at the Retail Cube entered from Narathiwas Road. At 314m tall, the skyscraper was the tallest in the Thai capital at the time of its completion in late 2016. Lighting Design: Isometrix, London and Hong Kong The design moves beyond the traditional formula of a seamless, inert, glossy totem, and instead actively engages the city: MahaNakhon’s pixilated and carved presence embraces and connects to the surrounding urban fabric rather than overpowering it. The project envisioned by Ole Scheeren and developed by a team of Thai architects and designers at Buro Ole Scheeren Group / OMA. Residences interiors are designed by David Collins Studio taking 21st century living and imbuing it with energy, while keeping it grounded in classical vocabulary. The Ritz-Carlton Residences of MahaNahkon – 200 two to five bedroom homes on floors 24 through 73 of the building – will occupy projecting glass skyboxes with sweeping views and generous indoor/ outdoor spaces with plunge pools and oversized terraces uncommon to high-rise living in global capitals but well-suited to the tropical climate of Bangkok. -On-site parking with valet services. This creates an indelibly arresting profile for MahaNakhon on the skyline while generating a set of very special features – projecting glass skyboxes with sweeping views and generous indoor/outdoor spaces with plunge pools and oversized terraces – uncommon to high-rise living in global capitals but well-suited to the tropical climate of Bangkok. building image © from Architects, Comments / photos for the MahaNakhon Thai Architecture page welcome, Bangkok Architecture News: Thailand Buildings, Bangkok Architecture Tours: Thailand Guides. Scheeren’s work is featured in the collections of major museums, including the Museum of Modern Art MoMA, New York. -Sky Lobby check-in on F6 with adjacent landscape terrace lounge. The complex, at 150,000 square meters (approximately 1,6 million square feet) seeks to communicate intimately with Bangkok from the ground up: its series of components comprise MahaNakhon Square, a landscaped outdoor public plaza intended as a new public destination within the city; MahaNakhon Terraces, 10,000 square meters (nearly 110,000 square feet) of luxury retail space with lush gardens and terraces spread over multiple levels for restaurants, cafes and a 24 hour marketplace; The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok with 200 highly-customized single-level and duplex homes, each offering the atmosphere of a skybox penthouse, managed by The Ritz-Carlton with five-star amenities for all residents; The Bangkok Edition, a signature boutique hotel with 150 hotel rooms, a collaboration between Marriott International and renowned hotelier Ian Schrager; and a multi-level roof-top Sky Bar and restaurant. Previously he worked for Press Release, Page 5 of 7 — July 23, 2009 architecture firms in Germany; collaborated with 2×4, a graphic design firm in New York; and was engaged in a range of projects through his own studio in the United Kingdom. Bangkok and the MahaNakhon Tower 17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Sorapoj Techakraisri, PACE Development Corporation When the developer and architect behind MahaNakhon Tower set out to design and build the tallest building in Bangkok, they were determined to construct a tower that would… The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok will offer 2 – 5 bedroom residences, including single-level and duplex homes and sky residence penthouses. Intended as a new landmark and destination within the city and internationally, MahaNakhon is being developed by PACE Development with its joint venture partner IBC Limited and is designed by Ole Scheeren, Partner, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). Residences, Public Square and Five-Star Edition Hotel Collaboration with Called MahaNakhon, the building consists of a 77-storey glass tower… Architects: AL_A -Hotel Mezzanine Bar. MahaNakhon will be the most ambitious complex of contemporary architecture and urbanism in Thailand and the tallest building in Bangkok. Frans Parthesius, Rotterdam, Netherlands (architectural model photography), Brand Development "The idea behind MahaNakhon was to take the life of the city and bring it up the tower in a dramatic, spiralling movement," said Ole Scheeren, … 10,000 square meters (110,000 square feet) of international restaurants, cafes, bakeries, specialty food outlets, bookstore and 24-hour market, and more. Bangkok and the MahaNakhon Tower When the developer and architect behind MahaNakhon Tower set out to design and build the tallest building in Bangkok, they were determined to construct a... You must be a CTBUH Member to view this resource. -Onsite parking. Details of the MahaNakhon development were announced on 27 May 2009. Ole Scheeren’s design for MahaNakhon dismantles the typical tower and podium typology to render not a tower in isolation but instead a skyscraper that melds with the city by gradually ‘dissolving’ the mass as it moves vertically between ground and sky. Design architect: Buro Ole Scheeren Group Buro Ole Scheeren (Thailand) MahaNakhon will be the most ambitious complex of contemporary architecture and urbanism in Thailand and the tallest building in Bangkok. Above the retail space, the lower section (under 20 floors) of the tower is occupied by the Orient Express Bangkok Hotel, operated by Paris-based AccorHotels, the hotel has 154 rooms. Since 1999 he has directed OMA’s work for Prada and completed the Prada Epicenters in New York City (2001) and Los Angeles (2004). MahaNakhon will be the city’s tallest building, but more significantly it will accurately represent the audacity of Bangkok today – the optimism and strength of Thai culture and the value of that culture to Asia and the rest of the world.”, Dalit Braun, CEO of IBC, commented, “Every nation needs a symbol of confidence in its future. The design of MahaNakhon dismantles the typical tower and podium typology, creating not a tower in isolation but instead a skyscraper that melds with the city in both literal and cultural ways by gradually ‘dissolving’ the architecture as it flows downward to meet the ground and upward into the sky. MahaNakhon, as an embodiment of architectural intentions as well as an example of how architecture can engage the city and surrounding social space to stand as a representation of the city’s aspirations and position as a global city of unique and powerful qualities. JWT Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand, Exclusive Sales and Marketing Bouygues Bâtiment International turned the dream of architect Ole Scheeren into reality by creating the structure and the facade of the MahaNakhon Tower. Project Manager: Tim Archambault; Project Team: Shuo Wang, Mitesh Dixit, Paola Mongiu, Timothy Clark, Steven Chen, Sirichai Bunchua, Giannantonio Bongiorno, Sean Hoo Ch’ng, Ryan Choe, Darren Chang, Dan Cheong, Joseph Tang, Pengfei Liu, Lichen Zhu, Minqi Gu, Jasmin Delic, Jerome Haferd, Harvey Chung, Zachary Heineman, Executive Architect The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok, Hotel Brand -MahaNakhon Square with tropical landscaping, terraced seating and multi-purpose event space Unit Types MahaNakhon Tower Bangkok images / information from Andrea Schwan Inc. Thai Architecture Designs – chronological list, Also by Ole Scheeren The top of the tower houses a multi-level three-floor Sky Bar and restaurant with dramatic double- height spaces, private dining facilities for entertaining, and a rooftop outdoor bar with sweeping 360° views of the skyline and river, floating 310 meters above the city. MahaNakhon Square, located in front of the tower, is intimately connected to the space between The Hill and Cube. Ole Scheeren joined Rem Koolhaas and OMA in 1995 and became partner in 2002. 150,000 square meters (1.6 million square feet), Building Dimensions designed by ole scheeren, MahaNakhon is a 77-storey high-rise complex located in bangkok’s central business district. The development, more than 150,000 square meters, will be comprised of: MahaNakhon Square, a dramatic outdoor landscaped public plaza; MahaNakhon Terraces, a 10,000 square meter upscale retail centre with lush gardens and terraces spread over multiple levels for restaurants, cafes, and a 24 hour marketplace; The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok with 200 extraordinary apartments, each offering the atmosphere of a skybox penthouse, managed by the The Ritz-Carlton with five-star amenities for all residents; The Bangkok Edition, a signature boutique hotel with 150 hotel rooms, a collaboration between Marriott International and renowned hotelier Ian Schrager; and a multi-level roof-top Sky Bar and restaurant. Image courtesy of Buro Ole Scheeren Group / OMA. In 2015 PACE bought the remaining shares of former partner IBC, thus becoming the sole project developer. Design of the MahaNakhon complex The MahaNakhon tower is located on a 3.6-acre site in the middle of the commercial business districts of Silom and Sathorn. The top of the MahaNakhon tower houses a multi-level three-floor Sky Bar and restaurant with dramatic double-height spaces, private dining facilities for entertaining, and a rooftop outdoor bar with sweeping 360° views of the skyline and river, floating 310 meters (more than 1,000 feet) above the city. New York’s Ian Schrager to Be Completed 2012, Bangkok, Thailand — In the 125 years since William Le Baron Jenney’s ten-storey Home Insurance Building in Chicago became the world’s first skyscraper, the spectacle of soaring towers has become increasingly common wherever land is scarce, allowing cities to stack life ever taller, denser and more dynamic. -Above-ground direct bridge connection from Chongnonsi Station to Retail Cube. 250,000 THB per square meter (US$ 7,100 per square meter), Number of Residential Units With its distinctive sculptural appearance, MahaNakhon has been carefully carved to introduce a three-dimensional ribbon of architectural ‘pixels’ that circle the tower’s full height, as if excavating portions of the elegant glass curtain wall to reveal the inner life of the building. The Ritz-Carlton Residences MahaNakhon is a joint venture between PACE Development Co., Ltd. and Industrial Buildings Corporation Public Company Ltd. MahaNakhon is developed by PACE Development Co., Ltd. of Bangkok with joint venture partner Industrial Buildings Corporation Public Company Ltd (IBC). As the late critic Herbert Muschamp wrote of these modern wonders, “Contemporary architects reveal the inner world in the process of adorning the outer one.”. MahaNakhon Square, located in front of the tower, is also intimately connected to the space between The Hill and Cube. German architect Ole Scheeren has been transforming Asian skylines with his signature geometric style for over a decade. -Dance/Nightclub with VIP services including preferred seating and reservations (TBD). Located in Bangkok’s CBD, the glassy, pixelated façade is one of the finest examples of contemporary architecture and urban design in the whole of Thailand. +662 654 2299, Shenzhen Stock Exchange by OMA Educated at the Universities of Lausanne and Karlsruhe, Ole Scheeren graduated from the Architectural Association in London and received the RIBA Silver Medal. -Signature Restaurant with world-class chef, VIP services including preferred room service, catering services, and reservations (TBD). 45th Floor Unit 4, Wireless Road, Lumpini 200 residences. -Discreet and exclusive Residential Drop-off at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok Lobby entered from the public roads at the west side of the site. 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