The types of places that can positively define a city, country or an entire global region require two kinds of blueprints: one for building architecture and another for social architecture. One Bangkok is a landmark development with the potential to expedite the Thai capital’s rise in global rankings and to re-centre and reshape the city as 1.83 million square metres of urban renewal takes shape. A proactive and strategic approach to placemaking is required to understand the natural, social and cultural assets of the area and to ensure that they are reflected within a new development that respectfully stitches itself into the existing fabric of the city.

Right Angle Studio is working alongside a broader consultant team articulating a Place Activation Strategy that will help establish One Bangkok as a global exemplar of mixed-use development and positive city-making. By combining on-the-ground research with insights from our work in placemaking around the world, we can deftly balance local needs with a global perspective. Our work helps guide the great team of designers, cultural programmers and marketeers to make the most of the opportunity at hand through strategies around three key themes: Civic Spaces, Creative Capital and City Brand Building.

“Our vision is to create a place that people can love and want to spend time in, which everyone in the city will feel is an integral part of our city.”

Mr Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, Chairman, TCC Group

Details

Scope
Placemaking, research, strategy, workshop facilitation

Year
2018

Location
Bangkok, Thailand