Chao Phraya River Promenade

Bangkok and a problem of architecture

Date of Release: 
Sep 19 2016

A few weeks ago, Thais gaped in awe at MahaNakhon, that new ultramodern high-rise on bustling Sathon.

Now our collective attention is being diverted to Wiman Phra-in, or Abode of Indra, a much-talked about architectural design intended as a landmark in the Chao Phraya riverside promenade project. The name suggests a feature with a pointed spiral structure that offers nothing less than paradise.

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Land-rights dispute delays Chao Phraya study

Date of Release: 
Sep 10 2016

Members of community say they have deeds to land earmarked for promenade as opponents to plane threaten court action.

WITH LESS than one month until deadline, model schemes for the first 12 kilometres of the Chao Phraya for All riverside promenade project have yet to be finalised due to a land-rights identification problem at Wat Dhevaraj Kunchon Community, the study team said yesterday.

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University study excluded public participation

Date of Release: 
Jul 18 2016

They complained that a study team from King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Lat Krabang (KMITL) had conducted an improper public hearing on the project.

People from local communities and academics denounced the KMITL study team, saying that people's right to decide on the project had been violated.

They said the study team had set up a public hearing without providing essential information on the project and also claimed to have support of riverside communities, which were yet to approve the project.

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KMITL to carry out river promenade study

Date of Release: 
Feb 16 2016

King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) has agreed to conduct the feasibility study on City Hall's controversial promenade along the Chao Phraya River.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's (BMA) Department of Public Works will propose to city chiefs that KMITL carry out the study of the so-called New Landmark of Thailand project that spans 7km along both sides of the river, department deputy chief Pinit Lertudomtana, said yesterday.

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'Landmark' plan riddled with flaws

Date of Release: 
Nov 19 2015

As a matter of principle, a project that is touted as the "New Landmark of Thailand" should not contain any flaws. But the reality is just the opposite.

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