Thailand's One Bangkok district unveils master plan

Urban designer Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Thai architectural firm A49 created the One Bangkok mixed-use development.
Urban designer Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Thai architectural firm A49 created the One Bangkok mixed-use development. Photo credit: One Bangkok

The developers of One Bangkok, the $3.8 billion fully integrated district in Thailand's capital, have unveiled the master plan for the project. A joint venture between TCC Assets Co. and Frasers Property Holdings (Thailand) Co., One Bangkok will connect offices, retail, hotels, residences, cultural and social spaces around a central 10,000-square-meter (107,639-square-foot) Civic Plaza.

When One Bangkok is completed, the district will have a gross floor area of 1.83 million square meters (19.70 million square feet). It will comprise five Grade A office towers, four differentiated retail precincts, five luxury and lifestyle hotels and three luxury residential towers.

Urban designer Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Thai architectural firm A49 were involved in the mixed-use development.

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Master Plan

The project will have five new-to-market hotels with a combined 1,100 rooms, including The Ritz-Carlton, Bangkok, scheduled to open in 2023.

There also will be three luxury residential towers. Its first residences, with 110 ultra-luxury apartments, will launch in early 2020.

The complex will have a combined office space of almost 500,000 square meters (5,381,955 square feet), and four differentiated retail areas will offer 450 stores covering more than 180,000 square meters (1,937,504 square feet).

One Bangkok's master plan prioritizes accessibility and navigation, being directly connected to the MRT Blue Line. By road, One Bangkok will have six access points, including a new direct connection to the expressway. These accesses will link into a common underground infrastructure, allowing One Bangkok to promote walkability across the district. The development also will allocate almost half its land area—eight hectares out of 16.7 hectares—to green and open spaces. It is the first project in Thailand to target LEED Neighborhood Development Platinum certification, with its office towers also targeting both LEED and WELL certification. 

One Bangkok's will feature a 430-meter Signature Tower, which will house office spaces and a ultra-luxury hotel. Set to become one of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' 10 tallest buildings, it will offer visitors panoramic views of Bangkok's skyline.

The entire district will be enabled by a smart centralized infrastructure system, the first of its kind in Thailand for a private development. It will have more than 250,000 smart sensors for efficient facility management and preventive maintenance.

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