Thailand’s new tallest building, MahaNakhon, has opened to the public with a spectacular light show highlighting the pixelated-design of the 314 meter tall building. Designed by Büro Ole Scheeren, the 77-story mixed-use skyscraper contains space for a hotel, retail, bars, restaurants and an observation deck, as well as 200 condominium units managed by Ritz-Carlton Residences with unparalleled views out onto the Bangkok skyline and beyond. The building’s distinct appearance is created through carving a pixelated spiral up the building, creating “an architecture that encloses and protects its inhabitants while revealing the inner life of their city.”
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Now Thailand’s tallest tower, MahaNakhon’s reign may not last long, as a much taller structure, the 615 meter tall Super Tower, is planned to feature on Bangkok’s skyline in 2019.
The #MahaNakhon building is now #Bangkok's tallest building at 313.4 meters. However, next up will be 615 meters! pic.twitter.com/mdXcFArhFA— Richard Barrow (@RichardBarrow) August 29, 2016
Renderings and more information on the design can be found here.
News via Bangkok Post.