Creating Community & Public Space in a Shopping Mall

Megabangna Megapark design by Architectkidd

Architectkidd has completed the design of Megapark, a recreational and retail center for a shopping complex in Bangkok.

The program introduces communal facilities, park, shopping and recreational areas across three levels to the existing shopping center. The challenge in the design was to transform a formerly closed commercial space into a more extroverted one for the community.

Architectkidd’s design consists of an elevated platform that connects the shopping center and out towards the exterior landscape. The architecture acts as a conduit as well as a public space that interacts with outdoor areas and gardens.

It has been over 10 years since the original shopping center was built housing the first IKEA in Thailand. Since that time the retail and urban environment in South East Asia have evolved significantly.

Architectkidd’s design brings a vision of change to the shopping center model as well as an opportunity to experiment with new approaches that combine the commercial with community and the public.

For more information on this project, please visit various publications such as Archdaily, Design Story, and Inhabitat.

Photography is by WWorkspace, Ketsiree Wongwan and Panoramic Studio.

Project Name: Megapark
Client ∕ Developer: Siam Future Development
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Architecture: Architectkidd
Design Team: Luke Yeung, Manassak Senachak, Korpong Sanaha, Nashanachart Jitjaengthanyakorn, Ployratsamee Thammajindawong, Mana Nampanwiwat
Design Consultant: Deline Architects / Jutharat Thatprakob
Structural / MEP Engineer: Aurecon
Landscape: Landscape Collaboration
Construction: Future Construction
Landscape Construction: Ped Garden
Site Area: 20,000 sqm
Building Footprint Area: 7,000 sqm
Gross Floor Area: 15,000 sqm