บทบาทของฉมาโซเอ็นในเทศกาลออกแบบกรุงเทพฯ 2562

ฉมาโซเอ็น ได้เป็นส่วนหนึ่งที่ช่วยผลักดันย่านเจริญกรุงให้กลายเป็นย่านสร้างสรรค์ของกรุงเทพฯอย่างเต็มตัว ในเทศกาลงานออกแบบกรุงเทพฯ 2562 ( Bangkok Design Week 2019) โดยได้มีส่วนร่วมกับ ศูนย์สร้างสรรค์งานออกแบบ (TCDC) และ สํานักงานส่งเสริมเศรษฐกิจสร้างสรรค์ (CEA) ในการนำเสนอแนวคิดการพัฒนาย่านสร้างสรรค์สู่สาธารณชนในนิทรรศการ“ From District to City, From Me to We : ก่อร่าง สร้างย่าน สู่เมืองสร้างสรรค์ของเรา” พร้อมด้วยงานออกแบบเชิงทดลองอย่าง ทางเท้าสร้างสรรค์ในโครงการ Streetscape ที่มีการตอบโจทย์ให้ทางเท้ามีความสะดวก มีสภาพแวดล้อมที่ดีและสร้างปฏิสัมพันธ์ระหว่างผู้คน

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ก้าวไปสู่ “ย่านสร้างสรรค์เจริญกรุง”

นิทรรศการ“ From District to City, From Me to We : ก่อร่าง สร้างย่าน สู่เมืองสร้างสรรค์ของเรา” ได้บอกเล่าเกี่ยวกับกลยุทธ์ในเชิงรูปธรรมและนามธรรมในการนำมาซึ่งย่านสร้างสรรค์ ย่านเจริญกรุงนั้นได้ถูกขับเคลื่อนโดยงานเทศกาลและโครงการต่างๆมาตั้งแต่ปี 2553 ดังเช่นงานบางกอกอาร์ตเบียนนาเล่ งาน TEDxเจริญกรุง งานเทศกาลออกแบบกรุงเทพฯ หรืองานฉายหนังตามสถานที่ต่างๆในย่าน โครงการเหล่านี้เป็นขั้นตอนของการทดลองและดึงดูดผู้คนเข้ามาร่วมปฏิสัมพันธ์และแลกเปลี่ยนความคิดในย่านสร้างสรรค์นี้โดยมีเป้าหมายคือการเก็บรวบรวมข้อมูลและศึกษาความเป็นไปได้ของย่านเพื่อเพิ่มพูนศักยภาพของวงล้อเศรษฐกิจสร้างสรรค์

ฉมา และ ฉมาโซเอ็น ร่วมกับ คณะสถาปัตยกรรมศาสตร์และการผังเมือง มหาวิทยาลัยธรรมศาสตร์ จึงศึกษาออกแบบผังแม่บทมาเพื่อรองรับกิจกรรมเหล่านี้และส่งเสริมวงจรเศรษฐกิจและระบบนิเวศสร้างสรรค์ที่กำลังเกิดขึ้นโดยใช้กลยุทธ์ 3E ได้แก่

  1. Enhance district accessibility through social and environmental network การสร้างโครงข่ายทางสังคมและสิ่งแวดล้อมเพื่อดึงดูดการเข้าถึงและการใช้พื้นที่สาธารณะอย่างมีประสิทธิภาพโดยการพัฒนาทางสัญจรอย่างทางเท้า ทางจักรยาน และตรอก ซอก ซอย รวมถึงเชื่อมต่อเส้นทางคมนาคมหลัก
  2. Engage stakeholders in the co-creation and development of public spaces ประสานความร่วมมือกับภาคส่วนต่างๆเพื่อพัฒนาพื้นที่สาธารณะทั้งภายในและภายนอกอย่างสร้างสรรค์ร่วมกันโดยการพัฒนาพื้นที่หรืออาคารที่ไม่มีผู้ใช้งาน พัฒนาบรรยากาศภายในย่าน หรือการเพิ่มกิจกรรมเข้าไปในพื้นที่
  3. Enrich district perception through urban revitalization สร้างการรับรู้ใหม่ให้กับย่านผ่านการออกแบบและฟื้นฟูด้านกายภาพของย่านให้เป็นที่ดึงดูด และเป็นต้นแบบของย่านสร้างสรรค์ผ่านการกำหนดพื้นที่ยุทธศาสตร์ในการเริ่มพัฒนารวมถึงสร้างจุดสังเกตที่น่าสนใจ

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ทางเท้าย่านสร้างสรรค์

Streetscape : โครงการต้นแบบการพัฒนาพื้นที่สาธารณะ ทางเท้า และป้ายต่างๆของย่านสร้างสรรค์เจริญกรุง เป็นโครงการที่ต้องการสร้างความเปลี่ยนแปลง และกำหนดแนวทางการพัฒนา เพื่อส่งเสริม และแก้ไขปัญหา ประสบการณ์การเดินเท้าในกรุงเทพ โดย ดร. พีรียา บุญชัยพฤกษ์ ร่วมกับ คลาวด์ฟลอร์ และ นักออกแบบทั้ง 5 ทีม เพื่อแก้ไขปัญหาในด้านต่างๆ ได้แก่ ฉมาโซเอ็น (องค์ประกอบทางเท้า) ,คลาวด์ฟลอร์ (ทางข้าม) ,สตูดิโอ ไดอะล็อก (กิจกรรมทางเท้า) , พี.ไลบรารี่ ดีไซน์ สตูดิโอ (ป้ายบอกทาง) และ เจลลี่ฟิช มิชชั่น (ความปลอดภัย)

ในส่วนขององค์ประกอบทางเท้า ฉมาโซเอ็น ได้ทำการออกแบบภูมิทัศน์ทางเท้าบริเวณหน้าอาคารไปรษณีย์กลาง ความยาวรวม 85 เมตร แนวความคิดในการออกแบบ คือการออกแบบให้ทางเท้ามีความสะดวก มีสภาพแวดล้อมที่ดี และสร้างปฏิสัมพันธ์ให้ผู้ใช้ทางเท้าได้ด้วย จึงใช้เส้นสีแดงเป็นเครื่องมือในการจัดระเบียบ กำหนดเงื่อนไขการใช้งานพื้นที่ และสร้างสิ่งอำนวยความสะดวกให้แก่ผู้ใช้ทางเท้า เกิดเป็น Street Furniture ได้แก่ ที่นั่ง ถังขยะ โต๊ะเขียนไปรษณีย์ ปรับภูมิทัศน์และสภาพแวดล้อมด้วยการปลูกไม้พุ่มบริเวณทางเดิน และส่งเสริมอัตลักษณ์ของย่านด้วยป้ายชื่อย่านเจริญกรุง

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Shma Soen X Bangkok Design Week 2019

Shma Soen plays a role on pushing forward “Charoenkrung” to fully be a Creative District for Bangkok. At Bangkok Design Week 2019, we participated as an exhibitor who supported TCDC (Thailand Creative and Design Center) and CEA (Creative Economy Agency) on presenting the exhibition of “From District to City, From Me to We”, spreading the achievement of Charoenkrung to the public. Pilot projects by us called Streetscape – Creative Walkway were also be launched to support the Creative district in this Design Week.

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Approaching “Creative District”

“From District to City, From Me to We” tells about the strategies in physical and non-physical ways to achieve Creative District. Charoenkrung, is driven up by many events and projects since 2010 in the area such as The Bangkok Art Biennale, TEDxCharoenkrung, Bangkok Design Week and film screening events as an experimental process to attract creative people to participate and exchange ideas and knowledge in this public environment to strengthen the creative economic chain. At the end, with a collaboration of Shma, Shma Soen and Thammasart Design school , the masterplan is proposed to stimulate the creative economy and ecology that’s currently happening by 3E strategies;

  1. Enhance district accessibility through social and environmental network : by improving connection facilities such as walkways, bicycles routes, neighborhood alleys, main roads, and mass transit stations
  2. Engage stakeholders in the co-creation and the development of public spaces through variety of activities specific to potential of each site and stakeholders: by developing unused area or buildings and introduce new programs to them
  3. Enrich district perception through urban revitalization : by developing focus areas of the district and introduce attraction spots to the area

8 focus areas are drawn and presented briefly in the masterplan with 4 blow up images of the future possibilities that the district can physically transform into.

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As a result, in short term, the masterplan will support the development of infrastructure standards in the district , while in long term, is expected for the collaborations of stakeholders to support the space for creative business incubation in the district. The success of Charoenkrung will eventually push Bangkok city forward into a Creative City which has a potential to solve social and economic equity in the future.
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Creative Walkway

“Streetscape” is the project developed by Pheereeya  Boonchaipruek Ph.D. and architect named Cloud-floor which the study outcomes had been expanded to be 5 challenges in public space development prototype with 5 designers in charged;

  1. Shma Soen – Street elements
  2. Cloud-floor – Street crossing
  3. Studio Dialogue – Street activities
  4. P.Library Design Studio – Wayfinding
  5. Jelly Fish Mission – Safety environment

In Shma Soen’s frame of work ,we improved the pedestrian landscape in front of the Grand Postal Office that has the total length of 85 meters, with shrub grown along the walkway to be flourishing with greenery. Red light strip is used as a tool to define space and create street furniture including seats, trash cans, bench for writing letters, vehicles drop-off and Charoenkrung district signage. This signage is marked properly to enhance the identity of the district , convenience of walking,friendliness and interaction between variety of users.

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Article and Photos by; Raviporn Boonyasai and Molpasorn Shoowong

7-day Park at Thailand Pavilion ; The Biennale Architettura 2018

Venice, Italy – With the theme Freespace, the Biennale Architettura 2018 will offer the public examples, proposals, elements – built or unbuilt – of works that exemplify the essential qualities of architecture; the modulation, richness and material quality of the surfaces, the orchestration and sequential arrangement of movement, that reveal the beauty and potential intrinsic to architecture.

Thai pavilion with theme Blissfully yours is presenting 10 free space projects in Thailand in variety context and meaning through space setting and media from a collaborative of various disciplinary. Co-create Charoenkrung are presented as temporary of development to expose new possibility of permanent urban development in future.

For full information please see;
http://thailandbiennalearchitettura2018.com/synopsis.html

http://www.labiennale.org/…/national-participations/thailand

#7dayPark #thailandbiennalearchitettura2018

Co-create Charoenkrung was a seven-day urban experimentation. The intervention’s main component was a landscape project in front of the monumental Grand Postal Building. With its location in a very dense part of the city where green space is needed, the designers turned a barren and unshaded plaza into a green space which encouraged a variety of activities to take place.

It was well received and loved by the public, both from the neighbourhood and elsewhere. Creative workshops, performances and family gatherings were among the activities that happened during the week.

Though it addressed the wishes of the community, the life of the park, sadly, was not extended beyond its seven-day term due to various reasons. The plaza remains a space for new inventions – perhaps something that would engage with the public just like the park did.

Content from http://thailandbiennalearchitettura2018.com/7daypark.html

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#credit

#Commissioners
Office of Contemporary Art and Culture,

Ministry of Culture
(Vimolluck Chuchat)
The Association of Siamese Architects

under Royal Patronage
(Atchaphol Dusitnanon)

#Curators
M.L.Varudh Varavarn
Vasu Virajsilp
Chutayaves Sinthuphan
Nantapon Junngurn
Sompoom Tangchupong
Buttriya Ruamthamarak
Nawanwaj Yudhanahas

#Participants
ASA-CAN (Community Act Network)
Cloudfloor
Department of ARCHITECTURE Co.
IF (Integrated Field)
Melayu Living
Sathorn Unique PCL
Shma SoEn
Supermachine Studio
Walllasia
Assistants of Commissioners
Darunee Thamapodol
Somlak Klongklaew
Boonlert Khamdee
Somporn Phanthong
Tanakarn Mokkhasmita
Salila Trakulvech
Jongsarit Jinachan

#Photographers
Apinya Wetchakama,
Jirapinya Jiarawich
Maitai Kunawong
Nuttawut kingtakarn

#Animation & Graphic Design
P. Library Co., Ltd

#Filmmakers
Parinda Wanitwat
Sompot Chidgasornpongse
Vorakorn Ruetaivanichkul

#Cinematographer
Spaceshift Studio

#Coordinator in Italy
Kanokwan Luengsrichai

#TechnicalSupporters
Pisan Ausirikunpanich
Suthisak Suwannarach
Threrayut Switashart
Viranpach Naranitithum

#Withthesupportof
Andrea Marcon, Royal Thai Honorary Consulate-General, Venice

Aphichatphong Wirasetthakun

Bangkok Railway Station, State Railway of Thailand

Isarachai Buranaut

(Vernacular Built Environment and Cultural Heritage Studies)

New World

Onpa Co., Ltd & Right Beyond Co., Ltd

Saensuk Municipality

SCG Cement-Building Materials Co.,Ltd

TCDC (Thailand Creative & Design Center)

Thai Health Promotion Foundation

Thammasat Design School

CO-Create Charoenkrung

Project seeks to develop Charoenkrung, a district of economic and historical importance into a new “creative district”, one that redefines and sets a new precedent for future creative industries. Our aim is to foster the notion of communicative design by bringing together local stakeholders from various fields and expertise. We strive to implement a greatly evaluated design with our public engagement expertise through participatory processes (programmatic workshops, focus groupings, design voting, model making, evaluation sessions, and finally finishing with a 1:1 scale prototype). The engagement process allows for more flexibility, resulting in more choices and prospective projects. Ultimately leading to long-term improvements for the district.

Design Approach

– Inclusive Design – We worked closely with the Thailand Creative Design Center on a master planning process that takes into account community feedback to increase quality and engagement in our design. We acknowledge that incremental changes in creative development that responds to users will lead to longterm improvements for Charoenkrung.

– Creative Citizen – A creative district nurtures its citizens and vice versa, spreads knowledge and creates social awareness. Our approach directly stimulates the local collective creativity through participation in design specifically in problem solving and creative thinking. Participants are also exposed to the processes in planning and design.

– Growth – A bottoms up decision making approach is applied throughout, focusing on utilizing collective action from the local level to effect change at the local, regional or national level.

Process

A new participatory design approach A new inclusive method was devised in order to identify physical data, problems in the community and to meet criteria such as the public’s physical, psychological, and economic and social needs. This process acts as a creative tool by allowing the participants to exercise their creativity and encouraging interaction between people of similar or opposing views. This approach provides the opportunity for agendas to be set by the participants and seeks to uncover well-rounded, common sense solutions in order to generate a creative and sustainable district. The design process goes through the following 6 stages;

1.Site Exploration and Creative Workshop (Part 1) – After surveying the sites 7 focus groups were held in order to find the problems, needs and potential from the local residents, state employees, students, business owners and academics. From this workshop we managed to assess 3 design frameworks as follows:

  1. Revival: to regenerate forgotten urban spaces, vacant historical sites back to use.
  2. Relink: to create a network between the public and the environment, in order to foster more interactions between local residents and their district.
  3. Rebrand: to create a newfound awareness for the district, in order to keep the general public well informed and updated about their district and its surroundings.

2.Creative Workshop (Part 2) – 4 workshops were held with local residents, state employees, students, business owners and academics, in order to classify the initial findings against the 3 goals into projects that can be realized and developed further. Eventually 6 schemes selected and are as follows:

  1. Recreating the public waterfront
  2. Adaptive reuse of vacant shop houses
  3. Creating urban pocket landscapes and Street furniture
  4. Reconnecting local alleys
  5. Creative activities
  6. Transportation network

3.Design Evaluation and Selection – The 6 projects were then presented for evaluation and selection. Local residents, state employees, students, business owners and academics were invited to cast their votes on preferred projects. This was to ensure that the decision-making came from the demand of the people and not the designers. 4 projects were selected to be developed further, these projects are as follows:

  1. Recreating the public waterfront
  2. Adaptive reuse of vacant shophouses
  3. Creating urban pocket landscapes
  4. Reconnecting local alleys

4.Model Making Workshop (Part 3) – A model-making workshop was held with the stakeholders. Each model was important in providing us with more specific design insights and needs, which will be used to develop the detail design further. Reference images were also used to initiate conversation about aestheticis.

5.Feedback and Evaluation Workshop (Part 4) – This workshop consisted of getting community feedback, which was later incorporated into each proposal before committing to the 1:1 prototypes. The discussions also focused on topics such as management and procurement issues.

6.Prototype Testing Day – Following the completion of the 1:1 prototypes, a 3-day public event was held to assess the usage of these proposals. These prototypes serve to invoke the public’s imagination about the potential of Charoenkrung as a new creative district. In our assessment of the event, we found that the general public reacted positively towards the projects, and had requested some of the prototypes to be displayed for longer. The participants involved in the design were proud with their contributions, and persuaded their friends to attend the events.

Social Awareness

By building 1:1 scale prototypes, we were able to observe the public’s engagement of our designs, contribute the importance of public spaces to society overall, stimulate the local landowners to recognize the potential of developing their own estates, and finally to establish connections in gather feedback from the public and private, landowners, local residents and creative industries.

A creative district nurtures its citizens and vice versa. And since creativity is an essential component for sustainable growth, it is our hope that beyond the output of our designs, the participants (public, private, youths, businesses) involved are creatively stimulated and are able to their utilize newfound skills proactively to effect positive change at the local, regional, national and international level.

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Project Information 

Location :  Charoenkrung, Bangkok, Thailand

Area : 450,000 SQ.m.

Year of Completion : 2016

In collaboration with

Client / Owner :

TCDC ( Thailand Creative & Design Center) / Thai Health Promotion Foundation

Project Manager   : Kwan Phonghanyudh / Kullakaln Gururatana

Landscape Architect / Design Director  : Shma Soen Company Limited

Urban Planning / Research : Thammasat University Design School

Awards

WAF 2016 : Co-Create Charoenkrung, Highly Commended in  category of  Masterplanning – Future Projects (World Architecture Festival 2016)

 

TALA Professional Awards 2016 : Co-Create Charoenkrung, Honor Award in category of Community Service / Workshop (Thai Association of Landscape Architects)

Awards

 

Edible Garden

City’s Urban Farming – Thai health promotion office Roof Garden, Bangkok, Thailand

City’s urban farming, is located on terrace floor of the government’s health promotion department office, was refurbished for promote a concept “do it yourself at home” roof garden and vertical garden. This redevelopment supports corporate policy that plan to promote health and healthy food to people in country by encouraging consumers to grow their own vegetables for consumption.

The city’s edible garden was a uniting of trellis pavilion and farm. The trellis pavilion contains multi-function uses including an exhibition, planting workshop room, mushroom cultivation show case and recreation area which could grow edible vines and climber plants as vertical garden model. Another part is farm at open space in the middle of the trellis install a movable planter in various height and size that suits human scale in all ages and disability as well.

Those edible plants and its fruits will be harvested to cook and serve daily at office’s canteen. Sometimes, they produce enough for sell freshly with inexpensive price. The experience that users have obtained from this productive garden could easily apply with any roof top or terrace in the city not only for houses but also schools, workplaces, government buildings ,public buildings or else.

Project Information 

Location :  RamaIV, Bangkok, Thailand

Area : 390 SQ.m.

Year of Completion : 2016

In collaboration with

Client / Owner : ThaiHealth , Thai Health Promotion Foundation

Landscape Architect / Lighting Designer : Shma Soen Company Limited

Contractor : Red Deer Company Limited

Graphic Designer : Meanmoremind Company Limited

Photographer : Tanee Sawasdee / Shma Soen Company Limited

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Lan Kila Pat 2 : Urupong – Rama VI

Bangkok Shaded line  – Utilize the unutilized space

Bangkok is one the most traffic jam city in the world. People usually travel with their own vehicles and spend time 1.6 hours per day on the road. The number of road and expressway are increasing in contrast with green and open spaces. The expressway is one of the solutions for solving the traffic jam but in the same time it also creates the problems by separation the area between districts in the city. And the area below the expressway become abandon and unutilized.

Bangkok shaded line is located in Urupong district, center of Bangkok. The area of the site used to own by 5 communities, Klongsompoi Bankruatai Bankruatawantok Bankruner and Watboromniwat, but the development of the expressway separate 5 communities from each other.The area of the site is 22,400 sq m most of it covered by the expressway and Phrayanak road is cut through the site in the middle divided the area into two pieces, North and South.

This project is initiative by King Bhumibol Adulyadej with the thought of developing the human resources is to have a good health and mentality by using the sports as the equipment to connect and empower the people in community. The project is supported by the corporation of many government and private parties.

Participatory design process with the communities and stakeholder is not only provide the programs that fit to each communities but also give the opportunities to local people to be in the part of design process, construction process and management after the park finished by this local communities will have the sense of ownership of the park.

Design strategies

The concept of Thai basement (Larn-barn-larn-din) are used to refer the expressway as a house and designed the space to connect the relationship between the communities.

Connect site connect people, the design aim use site as a platform to connect 5 communities around the site. Main gate in south side and north side are the key to connect both side together. Other gates are linked the communities to communities and the communities to public infrastructure.

Larn-barn-larn-din is one of the element in Thai traditional house. This area is under the house on the ground level that use to gathering the member of the house and it can be and outdoor living room. Larn-barn-larn-din can be refer in landscape element as the space that connect the relationship between the communities. The shading from the expressway create the atmosphere of the space under Thai house like Larn-barn-larn-din.

Grouping activities and identify the location, grouping active activities on the north side, more concrete surface and under the shade of the expressway, and passive activities on the south side, soil surface. Created the boundary in shape of horseshoe between the sports activities such as futsal, basketball for safety but it is still can connected on one side. Sports activities can play in daytime by using the shade from the expressway.

Green filter as the boundary of the site, trees and shrubs are planted on the boundary of the site because of the shading from the expressway and it works as the green filter to absorb the dust and the pollution from the street. Native plants and plants that absorb the pollution are selected to plant on the boundary of the site. Yellow flowering plants are selected as the symbol of the king. Edible garden is planted as one of the activity that came from the workshop. Plants that can be used in weaving business are also planted to relate the history of the site.

Existing structure as the new infrastructure, existing column can be used as the new infrastructure such as lighting, seating and green wall. Lightings are attached on the existing structure and new structure to create the general lighting in the park.          

Material concept, local materials are selected in this project such as concrete and steel. Larn-din is mean soil terrace so brick is used to refer to soil material. Pattern of the brick can also refer to the technique of weaving which very famous in Bankrua community.

During the construction process some events are created to let the local communities to be in the part of the park such as plant some area of the shrubs, paint the wall of the badminton building and paint the floor on the playground. This process is created sense of belonging to the local communities.

After construction completion, local communities must select their representative to become the committee to manage the park with the representative from the government parties. By this local communities can easily ask for the permission to use the park for their annual events.

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Project Information 

Location :  Ratchathewi, Bangkok, Thailand

Area : 22,400 SQ.m.

Year of Completion : 2017

In collaboration with

Client / Owner :

Office of His Majesty’s Principal Private Secretary (King Bhumibol Adulyadej) and
Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth)

Project Manager / Community Architect / Architect  :

Arsom Silp Institute of the Arts

Landscape Architect / Lighting Designer :

Shma Soen Company Limited

Contractor :

Siam Paisarnkit (1995)

Photographer :

Panoramic Studio / Anongnard Jungmongkolsawad/ Shma Soen Company Limited

Awards

2017 IFLA ASIA-PAC LA Awards : Honorable Mention : Park and Open Space

Awards

 

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Lan Kila Pat 1 : Klong Jan

The number of population in Bangkok is rose rapidly to 6 million and it will goes higher and higher each year. In contrast with green and open spaces; the number of green area for Bangkok is only 5 sq. m per person while the world health organization​(WHO) indicated the number of green area at 9 sq. m per person. However there are some unutilized space in Bangkok which owned by government parties that have potential to develop into the new green public space and this project can be the pilot project for this type of project.

Lankila Pat 1 is located in Klongjan affordable housing district. The area is between flat number 6 and number 7. The long side is around 200 meter next to klong pongpauy. The area of the site is 11,200 sq m. Site existing is the abandon land own by the national housing authority. There are some big existing trees in the site.

Site is construction following to the Bangkok metropolitan administration plan’s when the participatory process is held. Futsal, exhibition building, Badminton buildings and some paths are constructed so the design is based on some buildings and paths from Bangkok Metropolitan Administration plan.

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Client This project is initiative by King Bhumibol Adulyadej with the thought of developing the human recourses is to have a good health and mentality by using the sports as the equipment to connect and empower the people in community. The project is supported by the corporation of many government and private parties.

The various activities from stakeholder’s requirement in participatory workshop have adopted and developed by landscape architect. Consequently, the inclusive design approach create a better relationship between communities and sense of belonging to the park.

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Participatory design process with the communities and stakeholder is not only provide the programs that fit to each communities but also give the opportunities to local people to be in the part of design process, construction process and management after the park finished by this local communities will have the sense of ownership of the park.

Needs and insight that collected from the participatory process are developed into the concept of Charn-garden, Charn is mean terrace in Thai traditional house. This concept is refer to the surrounding of the site and lifestyle of local people by using the charn to be a multipurpose space that communities can use for their activities like outdoor living room.

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The Construction During the construction process some events are created to let the local communities to be in the part of the park such as plant some area of the shrubs and paint the floor on the playground. This process is created sense of belonging to the local communities. Local materials in affordable price are selected in this project such as concrete, brick block and steel. Artificial wood is used to create the feeling of charn (wooden deck).Planting concept, local plants such as fragrant, flowering and herb are selected in different part of the park.

The Management  After construction completion, local communities must select their representative to become the committee to manage the park with the representative from the government parties. By this local communities can easily ask for the permission to use the park for their annual events such as New Year’s Day, Thai New Year’s Day, father’s day mother’s day and etc.

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In the future the process of this project can be the pilot of the unutilized area in the community. The uniqueness of each community can create the identity of each park and participatory design can engage the communities and the park.

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Project Information 

Location :  Klong Jan, Bangkok, Thailand

Area : 11,200 SQ.m.

Year of Completion : 2015

 

In collaboration with

Client / Owner :

Office of His Majesty’s Principal Private Secretary (King Bhumibol Adulyadej) and

Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth)

Project Manager / Community Architect / Architect  :

Arsom Silp Institute of the Arts

Landscape Architect / Lighting Designer :

Shma Soen Company Limited

Contractor :

Italian Thai Company Limited

Photographer :

Panoramic Studio / Asa Gajaseni / Shma Soen Company Limited

Documentary Media :

Mor and farmer Company Limited

 

Awards

2017 IFLA ASIA-PAC LA Awards : Honorable Mention : Park and Open Space

2015 TALA Professional Awards : Community Service / Workshop

Awards

2017 ASIA-PAC LA Awards,IFLA

Bangkok, Thailand – Shma Soen Company Limited have received the IFLA ASIA-PAC LA Awards 2017 by the international federation of landscape architects Asia pacific region, honorable mention awards in category of Park and open space and cultural and urban landscape, on 4th November 2017.

Lan Kila Pat 1, a community park for affordable house community, has been received awards as the Honorable Mention Park and open space design with the concept of Sport Park which aim to increase healthy activities of community.

Together with Lan Kila Pat1. Lan Kila Pat2, the project that revive waste space under express way, has been received awards of the cultural and urban landscape as an honorable mention with by utilize the unutilized space design concept.