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Open-air Market / all(zone)

  • Architects: all(zone)
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Design Team: Rachaporn Choochuey, Sorawit Klaimark, Isara Junpoldee, Namkhang Anomasiri, Wittida Pyomyong
  • Engineer: CM One
  • Lighting Designer: Angkana Kongchatri
  • Environmental Graphic Designer: Cookies Dynamo
  • Contractor: WMW Co.,Ltd.
  • Client: Dhanapa Asset Development
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of all(zone)

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From the architect. Open-air market is the most common and simplest form of street business in the country. With the expansion of Bangkok suburb following the relocation of Bangkok airport 6 years ago, the market transforms the physicality of temporary market into a proper open-air market serving the new suburb middle-class.

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The building accommodates several local-global commercial activities from street venders, food & goods stalls, food courts to a franchise minimart - a mixture of the city's economy. The roof structure borrows and twists the local tent typology, which is the conventional temporary structure.

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Although the building is concretely established in its form, it allows the fluctuation of events, encourages the plasticity of space which is, perhaps, its genius loci

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