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. "

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.

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Samsen Rd., Bangkok

Council of Representatives, Thai government

Prof. Vimolsiddhi  Horayangkura, Ph.D. (Advisor)
Kavin  Horayangkura
Korkiat  Kittisoponpong
Gullyawat  Lertpeerakorn
Kirin  Tanglertpanya
Kanin  Mantanachart
Piya  Limpiti
Pongson  Suwanmaneechot
Worawut  Oer-areemitr
Wipavee  Kueasirikul
Sorakit  Kitcharoenroj
Sasicholwaree  Sawatdisawanee

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Award

Research and Design

​120 Rai (192000 sq.m.)

​300,000 sq.m.

2009



10 finalist

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