Central Embassy / Amanda Levete Architects

Amanda Levete Architects is to develop a major retail and hotel complex in central , . Central Embassy, located on Bangkok’s primary commercial artery Ploen Chit Road, will be a new architectural landmark for the city and region.

The 145,000 m2 project will occupy the former gardens of the British Embassy in Nai Lert Park, and will consist of a 7-storey retail podium and a 30-storey 6-star hotel tower. Work on site is scheduled to begin in 2010 and to complete in 2013.

More images, after the break.

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "Central Embassy / Amanda Levete Architects" 02 Apr 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=18605>
  • xing

    why they are using the same material realized by future system on a shopping mall center before? Is this a smart-tech material like will alter-shade the shell? for any image, we are doing a housing project in Bangkok right now, and we paid much attention to its extreme climate in Bangkok, the overall/averge 33-35 degrees(temperature)……

  • http://langitsore.multiply.com armeyn

    can’t wait to see it realized..

  • http://www.sgurin.ucoz.ru/ sgurin

    Мне не нравится. Лавры Захи Хадид покоя не дают.
    I do not like. Laurels Zahi Hadid rest do not.

  • hj

    “why they are using the same material realized by future system on a shopping mall center before?” -xing

    please do your homework, she was the founder of Future Systems together with Jan Kaplicky (rip)

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  • http://www.talkitect.com Lucas Gray

    Are the forms of all these twisty flowing skyscrapers starting to look the same to anyone else? What makes this building particular to Bangkok, to Thailand, to the Climate?

    Although she was the founder of Future Systems that doesn’t mean using the same material palate as the shopping center in the UK is a good response to this particular site and its environmental conditions. Of course I’ll withhold final judgment until there is more information about the project – perhaps after it’s completed.

  • kevin

    lets go zaha to get famous. self satisfaction is the biggest goal of this work. Saw loads of students projects that are much deeper, basing its interventions into space on programmatic constraints. Somebody gonna come and kill that thing anyways.
    However this architecture is just doing nothing.

  • Tom in London

    boring histrionics. But it’s interesting to see that she can manage to attract commercial clients willing to use her.

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  • Ralph Kent

    Looks dated already. Can’t beat a bit of pointless NURB form making can you?

  • http://ateliermaterial.blogspot.com/ odris

    Really is Future Systems. Quite good.

  • Fino

    To much of a Zaha rip off, so I can’t take this too seriously. If wanted to know what architectural plagiarism is, then this one tops the cake.

    that is all.

  • Wyatt O’Day

    This building rips off so many other projects it’s rediculous…

  • Opium

    Good God!!!Now the Uk’s finances are such bad shape that they sell off property to build shopping malls…Maybee will see other shopping malls being born in British state propertie in the UK and abroad…

  • http://www.tasarimplus.com/ essma & kadir

    nice project, good design

  • KD

    Interesting to know the architect’s solution for dust and tropical rain in BKK!!!

  • julladit

    ไค่หัน บ๊ะ!!!

  • Lisence Man

    Does this architectural designer get a license from The Association of Siamese Architects (ASA)? If not, why can work in Thailand.

  • mooi

    replies to Lisense man
    Thai’s local architect will work together with foreign designer, to match building’s regulation of Thailand. same as the others building in Bangkok now.

  • escombros

    Sebastian J: More images, after the break. And when this will be?

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  • http://avidgroup.org Majid

    nice project,very good design

  • http://www.arch-two.com mostafa mozafari

    ahysh is pretty efficient, but it seems like Zaha