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Old October 15th, 2011, 11:32 PM   #401
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I can't wait to see this one rising! Thanks for the update.
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Old October 16th, 2011, 07:55 PM   #402
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Here the renders again to refres your memory.
Thailands new highest tower in the making.

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Old October 16th, 2011, 09:07 PM   #403
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Does anyone know if the construction site is at all threatened by the current monsoon floods in Thailand?
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Old October 16th, 2011, 09:16 PM   #404
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Does anyone know if the construction site is at all threatened by the current monsoon floods in Thailand?
I know that the Sathorn Square (it's neighbor) has a small dike of sandbags around it, so i guess there is a thread but not at the moment.

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Old October 16th, 2011, 09:29 PM   #405
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Does anyone know if the construction site is at all threatened by the current monsoon floods in Thailand?
No, the flood will not reach inner Bangkok.
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Old October 21st, 2011, 02:09 PM   #406
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Floods okay?
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Old October 21st, 2011, 07:10 PM   #407
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This gives you an idea of how massive the flood is.


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Old October 21st, 2011, 08:48 PM   #408
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Why this reminds me to the babylon gardens...
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Old October 21st, 2011, 09:19 PM   #409
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This building looks nice but it doesn't fit to the skyline I would most likely leave the skyline as it is now
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Old October 21st, 2011, 10:15 PM   #410
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I for one disagree and think this building will be a great addition to the Bangkok skyline, I love this building and the design, one of my favorites, so happy to see activity now
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 03:18 AM   #411
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It seems Bangkok could begin to observe some of the projects Kuala Lumpur undertook to relieve the pressures of flooding...
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 02:48 PM   #412
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Love the design....so beautiful
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Old November 8th, 2011, 11:35 PM   #413
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The project is still unthreatened by the floods, as you can see by this foto taken at it's neighboring project the Sathorn Square+W Hotel.
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Old November 8th, 2011, 11:39 PM   #414
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The project is still unthreatened by the floods, as you can see by this foto taken at it's neighboring project the Sathorn Square+W Hotel.


Image taken 8-11

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Old November 8th, 2011, 11:57 PM   #415
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can't wait to see that beautiful building T/O in some years!!!!
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Old November 9th, 2011, 02:18 AM   #416
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This building looks nice but it doesn't fit to the skyline I would most likely leave the skyline as it is now
what? it fits perfect to Bangkok!! and " leave the skyline as it is now"? strange statement! or are you over 60?
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Old November 9th, 2011, 11:36 AM   #417
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The building was designed with Bangkok in mind.

Here's an article about it

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Metaphor for a metropolis

By Edwin Heathcote
Published: July 20 2009 22:23 | Last updated: July 20 2009 22:23
Mahanakhon, Bangkok




“Krung Thep Mahanakhon”, Ole Scheeren tells me, is the Thai name for Bangkok. That last, strange-sounding word translates as “metropolis”. Ever since Fritz Lang’s 1926 filmic vision of an expressionistic, hubristic, futuristic city with a Babel-like skyscraper at its heart, the word “metropolis” has become one of the richest, most evocative words in architecture. It means urbanity, “cityness”. And it would be hard to think of a better name for Scheeren’s extraordinary new skyscraper design.

Along with Rem Koolhaas, founder of OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture, naturally), Scheeren is the architect of Asia’s most ambitious and scariest skyscraper, Beijing’s enormous CCTV (China Central Television) Building. That avant-garde monumental arch loomed over the Olympics and dominates the city’s increasingly prickly skyline. Based in Beijing, the German-born Scheeren has specialised in Asian projects and, with his enthusiasm for the strange, chaotic dynamism of the big Asian cities, he is a long way from the familiar “starchitect” imposing a vision from a western capital. This latest building, revealed exclusively to the Financial Times, is the perfect expression of a sensibility that powerfully combines western questioning and eastern bravado.

It is impossible to compete with Bangkok’s existing exotic menagerie of skyscrapers, so Scheeren proposes a monolith, an un-twin tower, the dumb, extruded box of modernist orthodoxy – but then begins to erode its perfection. It is as if a computer virus has begun to eat away at an image, pixellating it, or as if a tower of sugar cubes is dissolving away. It is a powerful image, one the architect compares to a toppling Tower of Babel (the inspiration for Lang’s film).

The appearance of decay, though, is more than a formal aesthetic device. The most intriguing aspect of Mahanakhon is Scheeren’s desire to suck the frenetic activity of the street up into the architecture. This will be a striking contrast with neighbouring skyscrapers.

Bangkok’s high water table makes underground parking impractical. This has led to a standard model of a plinth of parking beneath an extruded tower, disengaging the building from the street, killing the area around it. By placing parking at the rear of the site and having the building crumble into a series of terraces as it approaches street level, Scheeren proposes a kind of external atrium, a plaza broken up into a deliberate chaos of dozens of flying levels.

This complex network links with the adjacent Skytrain (mass transit) station to create a public realm of cafés and restaurants. The dissolving of elements vertically through the building creates a spiral pattern of private balconies and terraces for the hotel and apartment complex above. In one image of the plan, with a viewpoint above the tower, you can see clearly how, as the smooth walls fragment into apparent randomness, the monolithic is reduced into bite-sized chunks, cleverly echoing the intricacy of the urban landscape, the chaotic infill that constitutes the surrounding city streets. Reconciling the micro- and the macro-urban and resisting the disengagement between skyline and streetscape, Scheeren proposes a compelling alternative that addresses both.

If New York is defined by the setbacks and Aztec pyramid steps of its skyscrapers, a gesture to allow light into streets that would otherwise be canyons, this building, which will be Bangkok’s tallest, acknowledges street activity through a kind of capillary action, sucking up its imperfections along with its dynamism to animate the walls. An archetypal modernist skyscraper with its erosion programmed in from the beginning – it is quite a metaphor for the contemporary city.

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Old November 9th, 2011, 11:55 AM   #418
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Nice rationale. This building will do wonders for Bangkok.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 07:39 PM   #419
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Is the construction work ongoing at the moment? I mean all the fuss due to floods.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 08:33 PM   #420
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This is the first time I have seen the renders for this project. Absolutely jaw-dropping! The building looks like it has been pixellated, with the spiraling "chunks" exposed next to the sleek regular exterior.

Also, you are now reading the title in the same tone as the "Mahna mahna" muppet song.
"Maha nakhon, doo dooo do do do"
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