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Title: SUAN LUM + : REIMAGINING THE SUAN LUM NIGHT MARKET IN BANGKOK.
Authors: YEO YU JIA NICHOLAS
Keywords: Architecture
Design Track
Davisi Boontharm
Thesis
Bangkok
Night market
Urban planning
Issue Date: 2-Jun-2010
Citation: YEO YU JIA NICHOLAS (2010-06-02T09:02:04Z). SUAN LUM + : REIMAGINING THE SUAN LUM NIGHT MARKET IN BANGKOK.. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: How does your (Night) Market Grow? The Suan Lum Night Market in Bangkok exemplifies the typical context of a marketplace to be examined in this thesis. The particular night market is a well-known tourist destination and is a place where groups of local furniture and fashion designers set up stalls. It is located on state owned land and is currently slated for redevelopment by the Central Group in Bangkok. The thesis attempts to question the possible scenario of a new marketplace, which is able to grow out from the fabric of the existing marketplace. The modularity of the original marketplace is exploited as a base where the new market is able to take reference and to grow from. This mode of growth and redevelopment aims to retain the particular charm and quality of the original marketplace whilst maintaining its economic viability and staying relevant in the changing urban context of the surrounding district and Bangkok. Growth is used as a mechanism and strategy for the expansion and renewal of the marketplace. The mechanism of growth is explored with the addition of stalls, the volumetric growing of the marketplace modules to house the different new programmatic spaces, and the vertical propagation of the original modules. Workshops and new larger commercial spaces are also inserted into the new marketplace complex to allow the designers a place to work and showcase their fashion and furniture. The new marketplace aims to tap on the unique and individual culture of the existing marketplace whilst providing more facilities to allow for production and living on the site. These new programmatic spaces would also function in the daytime allowing the lifespan of the night market to extend into the daytime. The new marketplace complex would house an eclectic mix of the old and the new, with the insertion of the new programs within the growing marketplace around it. The experience of the new marketplace is postulated to be a dynamic and changing one, with both the new and old commercial spaces, workshop spaces, formal and informal selling spaces, green spaces, resting spaces, gallery and showcase spaces assembled with varying densities along the site.
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