The competition brief for a 310m residential tower on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok presented an exciting opportunity to create something iconic in both form and stature.
The typical floor plates are composed of a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, with townhouses and arrival lobby on the ground level and penthouse apartments in the upper levels of the tower.
The form is broken into podium, low-rise, mid-rise and high-rise segments to better define the floor plates. 1 bedroom apartments are located in the lowrise portion whilst the penthouse units are located in the high-rise portion of the tower, offering the premium units the best views across the river and city. The form the building is the result of two main factors - firstly the notion that every unit will have views of the river, resulting in the core and service areas being located at the back of the building with the apartments wrapping
around the core and superstructure. Secondly the curvacious form is intended to minimise the wind loads on the building, in particular to reduce any negative wind zones on the facade which could impact balconies.
The colour of the building is intended to highlight the significance of the highrise along the river and pay homage to the culture and history of Bangkok.
Ian Mann was the leader of the competition team at Fender Katsalidis and responsible for delivery of the project.