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Thirsty Landscape Infrastructure to Save Sinking City / Panoramic Studio

Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park

PrizeWinner in Landscape Architecture / Public
Firm LocationBangkok, Thailand
Project locationBangkok, Thailand
CompanyLANDPROCESS
Lead ArchitectKotchakorn Voraakhom, Chakdao Navacharoen
Design TeamLANDPROCESS, N7A Architects
ClientProperty Management of Chulalongkorn University

Thirsty Landscape Infrastructure to Save Sinking City: Bangkok is sinking by two centimeters a year, a park that can hold up to a million gallons of water is more than just a public space—it’s a lifeline. While Centenary Park fills the gap in green space for Bangkok residents, it is also designed to reduce the risks associated with seasonal rains, flooding, and the urban heat island effect. The “urban forest” features wetlands and sloped green roof architecture that guide excess rainfall into retention ponds. This park reminds the city of ways to live with floodwater, rather than fear it.