태국 치앙라이에 새롭게 오픈한 쇼핑몰 그리고 그와 맞다 있는 중앙공원의
디자인 목표는 즐거움을 주는 공용공간 연출에 있습니다.
이러한 목표를 위한 야외공간 구성은 크게 문화플라자와 문화공원을 겸하는
퍼블릭 공원으로써 이 지역의 문화와 생활을 한데 모으는 구심점 역활을 수행하게 됩니다.
또한 주변 랜드스케이프를 투영하는 공원 내부의 조경디자인은
로컬재료를 사용하여 장소성에 부합되는 외부공간을 만들고 있습니다.
오밀조밀 구성력이 좋은 공원의 좋은 사례 입니다.
reviewed by SJ
Concept Mountainous Scape
Being the first up-scale shopping mall in Chiang Rai, Central Plaza
provides a generous outdoor space for the public to enjoy. Our proposal
presents this space as a cultural plaza and park that embraces native
culture and identity with various activities to enrich local suburban
The landscape design encapsulates the mountainous scene surrounding the site through the interpretation of the northern mountainous contour line characteristic. The contour pattern is reflected in the stark pavement pattern and the shape of undulating flower mound, step, seats, water cascade. Simple local materials like sandwash and terrazzo are used to construct the pavement and the fluid seat respectively. Their flexible nature makes constructing natural form possible.
Selection of native plants further enhances the northern atmosphere as well as corresponding to regional ecology. Red Silk Cotton tree – locally known as Ngiew Tree – is the main feature. It is majestic in form and famous for its flower as an ingredient in traditional delicacy. During January to March, Ngiew’s bright orange flower blooms in profusion and is accompanied by orange flowers of Trumpet Vine which covers the wall on the façade and other flowering shrubs on ground.
Shma’s collaboration with world renowned local earth artist, Master
Somluk Pantiboon, is resulting in a series of 5-piece sculpture floating
over cascading water feature. Placed as focal point of the landscape,
the ceramic sculpture is depicting the life cycle of ‘Ngiew flower’ from
budding to blooming to withering.
Name of Project: Central Plaza Chiang Rai
Landscape Architect: Shma Company Limited (also on Facebook)
Design Director – Prapan Napawongdee
Landscape Architect – Chanon Wangkachonkiat
Client & Developer: Central Pattana Public Company Limited.
Project Type: Retail
Site Area: 7,780 sqm.
Completion Year: 2011
Location: Chiang Rai, Thailand
Photograph Credit: Mr. Wison Tungthanya