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Old July 24th, 2009, 10:35 AM   #81
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How many people really live in Bangkok?


C.a. 10 million properly resigtered, 15 million if you include those living in the sattellite towns, immigrants and tourists.
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Old July 24th, 2009, 10:54 AM   #82
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I really like this bold, controlled chaos design for Bangkok!!

will be a great iconic landmark

also, EDITION HOTEL will be in the first 20 floors

RITZ-CARLTON RESIDENCES in the upper 50 floors

at the top 4 floors, restaurants (and on rooftop, the world's tallest open air bar)

at the ground level, the HILL Terraces will interact with the CUBE Terraces
and provide a public plaza, with retail shops, restaurants, cafes and 24 hour groceries...

this TOGETHER WITH a direct connection to the skytrain station, and next door "W HOTEL" and offices, right in the middle of SATHORN FINANCIAL DISTRICT (and one skytrain station away from Silom entertainment and tourist play zone) will really be hoppin!!!!



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Old July 24th, 2009, 11:29 AM   #83
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Pace and IBC place massive bet on luxury MahaNakhon will be tallest Thai building

Bangkokpost Published: 24/07/2009 at 12:00 AM


The Thai property firm Pace Development and its Israeli investment partner, Industrial Buildings Corporation, plan to sell their two joint ventures into property funds worth 5 billion baht to raise funds for future investment.

The two joint-venture firms hold the hotel and retail assets of MahaNakhon, a luxury mixed-use project located on a nine-rai leasehold site near the Chong Nonsi BTS station in Bangkok, said Sorapoj Techakraisri, chief executive of Pace.

The 77-storey, 310-metre property will become Thailand's tallest building, surpassing the Baiyoke Tower in Pratunam by six metres.

Pace Development and IBC set up three joint-venture firms to develop each part of the 18-billion-baht project, comprising a condominium, hotel and retail space.

Mr Sorapoj said sales of the condominium, with the Ritz-Carlton luxury hotel group as its sales agent, would start by the year-end after the completion of a three-storey show unit costing 200 million baht.

It expects to generate sales of 50% by the first quarter 2010. But if sales exceed expectations, the property funds could be set up before 2011 and new projects started.

The condominium will have 200 units with 150 different types. Sizes will range between 125 and 830 square metres, the latter being whole-floor units. Prices start from 250,000 baht per sq m, or between 30 million and 300 million baht a unit under 99-year leasehold contracts.

"After sales reach 50%, we will freeze sales and see new pricing opportunities," Mr Sorapoj said, adding that the current prices represented a margin of at least 25%.

Pace and IBC yesterday introduced the conceptual project design created by the architecture firm Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA).

OMA partner Ole Scheeren, who was personally in charge of the CCTV Building in Beijing, described the design as a three-dimensional ribbon of pixels spiralling up the tower, which would be both impressive to look at and exciting to live in.

Pace's in-house architects would continue the rest of the design work, while interior design would be handled by the UK-based David Collins Studio, said Mr Sorapoj.

"It will be a new Bangkok landmark," he said.

Construction is due to start by the year-end and will be completed in 2012. Four financial institutions would jointly offer a total credit line of 7 billion baht, said Mr Sorapoj.
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Old July 24th, 2009, 06:03 PM   #84
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someone says that this pic has reminded of the merlion

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Old July 24th, 2009, 08:01 PM   #85
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They really look a bit alike, u know.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 04:04 AM   #86
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I guess so
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Old July 25th, 2009, 06:17 AM   #87
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C.a. 10 million properly resigtered, 15 million if you include those living in the sattellite towns, immigrants and tourists.
Thanks man 15mil. is huge and a little over exagerated wouldn't you say.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 06:21 AM   #88
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I like this building so much when does it go on sale, and can a person from overseas purchase a unit as a investment or vacation property.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 06:28 AM   #89
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Thanks man 15mil. is huge and a little over exagerated wouldn't you say.
Wikipedia says 10,061,726 in the metro in 2007
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Old July 25th, 2009, 06:29 AM   #90
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The condominium will have 200 units with 150 different types. Sizes will range between 125 and 830 square metres, the latter being whole-floor units. Prices start from 250,000 baht per sq m, or between 30 million and 300 million baht a unit under 99-year leasehold contracts.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 07:08 AM   #91
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Wow, great design !! It looks like Merlion indeed
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Old July 25th, 2009, 08:17 AM   #92
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Gorgeous
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Old July 25th, 2009, 08:40 AM   #93
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This project is confirmed to be built soon ..about this september
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Construction to begin on MahaNakhon, a 77 storey urban oasis set to become Bangkok’s tallest building.
Designed by German architect Ole Scheeren, partner of OMA, the 1.6 million sq ft project includes luxury retail space with lush gardens and terraces spread over multiple levels for restaurants and cafes, 200 homes and a boutique hotel. The top of the MahaNakhon tower houses a three-floor Sky Bar and restaurant with dramatic double-height spaces and a rooftop outdoor bar with 360° views of the skyline and river, floating 310 meters above the city.

MahaNakhon translated as ‘great metropolis’
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. Its glittering stacked surfaces, terraces and protrusions will simultaneously create the impression of digital pixilation and echo the irregularity of ancient mountain topography.

The tower’s ‘pixels’ have been designed to maximize unobstructed panoramas for the residences, offering unparalleled views of the city.
The 77-storey skyscraper will be the tallest building in Thailand’s capital and aims to embrace and connect with its surrounding urban fabric rather than overpowering it when completed in 2012.

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Old July 25th, 2009, 10:55 AM   #95
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Metaphor for a metropolis

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FINANCIAL TIMES LONDON 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 July 25th, 2009, 07:32 PM   #96
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Is it just me or this is a perfect mix between tow New York projects:
53 Leonard st, and the Libskind tower in midtown (forgot the name).
Well... wherever the influence came from, it was a good and effective one. Terrific design!
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Old July 25th, 2009, 07:39 PM   #97
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wow!!!

freakin' awesome!!!



congrats bangkok!
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Now this is a cool tower! Congrats to Bangkok
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