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.
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