NEW THAI PARLIAMENT DESIGN COMPETITION
The public fulfills the democracy
" IF proposed the planning that would give the waiting area a good quality of relaxation and warmth but still have the feeling of privacy, the space that is in between the FORMALITY and INFORMALITY. "
View from Chaophraya river
Overall view from main approach
People gathering around the main hall
Internal court for podium
This proposed design of the new Thai parliament intend to encourage people who own this country to participate more in the democracy system, both functionally and symbolically. This parliament will have 3 important parts those will represent the people who will be using them.
THE REPRESENTATIVE'S OFFICE
to remind the representatives of their responsibility as a " voice of the people "
THE PEOPLE'S PLAZA
to " connect " people with the Parliament
THE HALL OF PARLIAMENT
to let people from outside see their representatives meeting which represents the " participation " in democracy system.
According to the site location on the riverfront of main river of Thailand, we proposed this new parliament as a part of this river and also the " Upstream of the democracy " in term of symbolic meaning.
Therefore, we use the water as a tool to define area on the people's plaza to define the boundary of usage area in different occasions. Furthermore, it can be used as a security controlling system and activity area defining as well.
Samsen Rd., Bangkok
Council of Representatives, Thai government
Prof. Vimolsiddhi Horayangkura, Ph.D. (Advisor)
Research and Design
120 Rai (192000 sq.m.)