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Centara Grand Hotel Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok Tower Development, Thailand, Asia – design by BBG-BBGM, architects
3 Jun 2009
Central World Hotel & Bangkok Convention Centre
Photographs: Chun Lai
The Centara Grand Hotel & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld is located near the busy intersection of Rama I and Ratchadamri Road in Bangkok. The luxury five-star, 505-key hotel and convention centre occupy the northwest quadrant of the fashionable CentralWorld Plaza complex. While circulation and programmatic links exist with the shopping and entertainment center, the hotel and convention centre are meant to retain their own identity.
The hotel tower is integrated into a large, multipurpose podium containing the hotel’s public spaces, including a sky lobby, lobby lounge, three-meal restaurant and bar. This large volume also houses parking floors and extensive convention facilities, which are easily accessed from the street via a dedicated bank of elevators, and are situated in close proximity to the hotel’s ballroom and meeting rooms allowing the two facilities to be used concurrently.
Centara’s iconic hotel tower soars high above the podium to take its place as a landmark building in the Bangkok skyline. Architecturally, the tower consists of two concentric volumes rising to a height of approximately 210 Metres. A language of circular, horizontal banding overlaid onto the tower’s strong vertical framework plays on the idea of transparency versus solidity and is one of the hallmarks of the overall expression. These elements combine to create a building whose lightness belies its large size.
The architecture at the top of the tower unfolds into a dramatic outer shell, culminating in two elongated arches. This imagery is inspired by a young lotus flower blooming high above the water. The graceful architectural gesture evokes the harmony born out of disorder and will become an immediate urban landmark. The dramatic figure of the Centara Grand will be instantly recognized amid the busy skyline of Bangkok.
Central World Hotel & Bangkok Convention Centre images / information from BBG-BBGM
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Peninsula Shanghai Hotel
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Central Embassy – retail and hotel complex
Amanda Levete Architects
image © Amanda Levete Architects
Central Embassy Bangkok
Bangkok International Airport – Suvarnabhumi Airport
Helmut Jahn of Murphy/Jahn Architects
photo : Rainer Viertlböck
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