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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Ole Scheeren, MahaNakhon Tower in Bangkok (Thailand)

The German firm of Ole Scheeren has completed this residential skyscraper in the Thai capital. Named MahaNakhon (great metropolis), its 314-meter-tall volume is carved to form a pixelated composition that opens up to the city with an ‘eroded’ spiral crack presenting terraces, balconies, and suspended blocks. Containing 200 apartments and a 150-room hotel besides restaurants and shops in the lower levels, the 77-story tower is crowned by an observation derck offering 360-degree views across Bangkok. It stretches beyond the facade line in a 4.5x17.5-meter cantilevered glass-floored deck. The project includes the design of MahanaKhon Square at the foot of the tower.
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