The thesis project presents a role-model for an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable redevelop-ment of a former railroad site in the centre of Bangkok, a metropolis dealing with rapid urban growth and the ..
The site of Makkasan, the biggest and one of the last pieces of empty land in the inner city, is located 1km north-east of Siam Square, one of Bangkok's most important shopping districts.
The multi-disciplinary planning approach also takes into account public transport, integrations with neighboring districts and the rise of a new urban middle class. Responding to the conflicting areas of globalisation the site is subdivided in five subdistricts with their own distinctive identity adressing local, national and global ambitions of public and private stakeholders. The seamingless urban fabric as well as an internal public transport loop tie the development together and preserve the city groundfloor as public space.