" The public fulfills the democracy "
One person becomes the representative for million people.
One vote becomes the power of democracy.
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.
NEW THAI PARLIAMENT
Samsen Rd., Bangkok
Council of Representatives, Thai government
Prof. Vimolsiddhi Horayangkura, Ph.D. (Advisor)
Research and Design
120 Rai (192000 sq.m.)