Cloud City in Bangkok

By:  | June - 23 - 2010

Every year during the monsoon season the Chopraya River in Bangkok, Thailand, floods a large portion of the city, specially the low-income residential areas along the river. The Thai Government has built a dam in the northern part of the country but the improvement has been minimal and new solutions are already in development.

One of the most creative ideas designed by Boonserm Premthada, Ittidej Lirapirom, and Natee Kungwannakornchai is a “Cloud City” above the river. The new structure would be supported by habitable pillars and a three-dimensional steel lattice. The Cloud City is divided in three main areas; the top part consists of an airport, public park, and solar-powered electrical plant. The middle part is reserved for commerce while the bottom areas would be available for residences and offices. It is estimated that 200,000 inhabitants could live, work, and play in this new development.

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