Urban Farm Wins Holcim Silver Award

Architectkidd’s design has been awarded by the Holcim Foundation as a leading example of sustainable building and construction for the Asia Pacific region.

The project, a new retail development in Bangkok, aims to revitalize land currently occupied by a textile factory. One of the unique features of the design is to provide a higher level of self-sufficiency by integrating local food production within the new retail and consumer environment. Architectkidd worked with Isavaret Tamonut and Singh Intrachooto in developing the design.

Our “Urban Farm” project was selected as one of three “groundbreaking” projects in Asia that are under development based on the criteria that show how “sustainable approaches to infrastructure for communities and innovative architecture can improve the built environment and enhance quality of life”.

The awards jury for the 3rd international award consisted of sustainability practitioners and academics including Wowo Ding, the Dean of the School of Architecture in Nanjing University, and architect Momoyo Kaijima of Atelier Bow-Wow. Architectkidd’s project was recognized “for its potential to create a new urban culture, re-sensitizing the community to its ecological impacts and offering a new perception of urbanity that is readily transferrable”.

The overall plan showing key sustainability elements of the Bangkok Urban Farm across the 1.4 hectare site is shown below.

For more information about the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction please see here. The Media Release for the 2011 Asia Pacific Regional Awards can be seen here.

An image gallery showing all the Asia Pacific region project winners can also be viewed on Archinect.

Please see more images and details of our project as well as the design team members and consultants below.

Project Summary:
Name: Urban Farm / Urban Barn
Scope: Urban Agriculture & Factory Conversion and Renovation
Owner: Isavaret Tamonut
Design Team: Vichayuth Meenaphant, Manassak Senachak, Phuttipan Aswakool, Jariyawadee Lekawatana, Pailin Paijitsattaya, Marisa Charusilawong
Main Consultants: Singh Intrachooto, Chaiyot Pinitjirsamut, C-Insight Co., Ltd.
Engineering: Piroj Chaimongkol, Weint Engineering and Management Co., Ltd.
Project Area: 1.4 hectares
Project Stage: Design Development