The Esplanade Ratchadaphisek

Situated adjacent to the Thailand Cultural Center subway station, with 6 stories and 1 basement, Esplanade comprises supermarket, restaurants, retail shops, 24-lane bowling, 12 cinemas, an ice skate rink, a fitness center and a 1500-seat theater plus a 10-story parking structure that is able to serve 800 cars. The building design concept is to reflect the theme concept of “7 of Arts,” which are architecture, music, sculpture, painting, poetry, performing art and celluloid art. The simplicity of building mass, the modernity of the glass facade and the curvilinear roof form brings out the unique lifestyle architecture and reflects its “arte-tainment” concept. The striking main atrium, connecting to the main entrance, is designed to create the dynamic space and optical illusion by using different void shapes of each floor and the unparallel leaning columns. Mezzanine level connects to the ground floor event area through a glass staircase.Together with the building-in-building facade design and the continuation of the wooden terrace and pond from outside, Esplanade has created an outdoor atmosphere within a closed mall.

Location Bangkok, Thailand
Area 100,000 Square Meters
Year 2006