Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Design Team: Rachaporn Choochuey, Sorawit Klaimark, Isara Junpoldee, Namkhang Anomasiri, Wittida Pyomyong
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of all(zone)
Project Area: 2,000 sqm
Engineer: CM One
Lighting Designer: Angkana Kongchatri
Environmental Graphic Designer: Cookies Dynamo
Contractor: WMW Co.,Ltd.
Client: Dhanapa Asset Development
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.
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.
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.