ASA Lanna Center is located on a highway in Chiang Mai, Northern province of Thailand. The city has unique cultural identity as it was a capital of an independent kingdom, named “Lanna” meaning a million of rice fields.
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As a branch office of Association of Siamese Architects (ASA), the design aims to find balance between maintaining the local culture identity while accommodating nowadays requirements. Thus the image of rice field is created on the rooftop to evoke sense of nostalgia. While the room requirements such as office, library and multi-purpose room are tugged underneath. They are arranged from low ceiling in the front to higher ceiling in the back, to create the stepping rice field landform.
The main entrance is carved into the building from the side lane away from the noisy highway. In the center, an internal courtyard links the rooftop and ground floor together and brings natural light down. It is also a flexible space for various events organized by ASA members. A small café space is placed on the roof before the top, and has a separated staircase entrance when the main entrance is closed during weekend. On top, a timber structure pavilion in Lanna-style is located as a focal point of the building. People can enjoy the rooftop space from the pavilion with the view of Doi Suthep, the sacred mountain of Chiang Mai on the opposite.
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The materials and finishes were selected to express the natural textures and locally produced such as laterite, and red brick. While all the roof top planter parapets are cast-in situ concreate with bamboo form-work.
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Passing by the building, the stepping rice field landscape with Lanna-style pavilion will keep reminding us of the spirit of Lanna, and hopefully inspire others for the way to develop the city.
▼项目一层平面图 1st Floor Plan
▼项目二层平面图 2nd Floor Plan
▼项目屋顶平面图 Roof Plan
Project name: ASA Lanna Center
Company name: Somdoon Architects
Project Director: Punpong Wiwatkul
Project Team: Supachai Khiewngam, Thitaya Tansirisernkul
Client: The Association of Siamese Architects Under Royal Patronage
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project location: Chotana Rd., Chiang Mai, Thailand
Completion Year: June 2016
Building area (m²): Plot Area: 1,700 m2
Gross Floor Area: 800 m2
Office Space : 50.50 m2
Meeting room : 174.00 m2
Library : 63.50 m2, 2 Floors with Roof Garden
Interior Consultant: Somdoon Architects Ltd
Landscape Consultant: Shma Co.,Ltd
Structural Engineer: CT23 Co.,Ltd and Engitect Engineering
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: GEO Design&Engineering Consultant
Main Contractor: Phukuan Construction Limited Partnership
Photo credits: Ketsiree Wongwan, Charnon Sarachart
• ASA Lanna Center Design Competition - Win¬ner, awarded by Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage(ASA)
• ASA Architectural Design Awards 2018 - Bronze Award, awarded by The Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage
• A+Awards Finalist 2018 - Finalist under Architecture+Landscape, awarded by Architizer
• Architecture Master Prize 2018 - Winner under Green Architecture, awarded by Architecture Master Prize
• ICONIC Awards 2019 - Winner Under Innovative Architecture - Of¬fice building category,