Forest living reimagined in unique Bangkok project
Landscape architecture practice Grant Associates has been proud to be part of the multidisciplinary design team behind one of the largest property development projects in Thailand.
The Forestias, highlighted by a 48,000 square metre urban forest at the centre which connects all developments within the site, aims to create a healthier and happier living environment for all residents.
Grant Associates first collaborated with architects Foster + Partners, TK Studio Co, and a wide team of consultants in 2017 to develop this unique and distinctive landscape concept. Grant Associates led the landscape masterplan through concept and scheme design with TK Studio taking it forward to detailed stages.
The key vision for the landscape design has been to create a beautiful forest setting that embraces the philosophy of creating an exemplar 21st century development - one that is based on sustainable and intergenerational living, where people and nature live in harmony.
Forest landscapes are crucially important for the future vitality of our planet. The Forestias project concept of creating new forest habitats for both people and nature has underscored the multigenerational benefits of physical and mental wellbeing that is derived from close contact with nature. The project values also support the urgent need for focused and intentional conservation to be taking place worldwide to protect the planet’s existing, incredible nature-rich rainforests and their indigenous communities.
It is fantastic to see the Forest Pavilion and associated landscape realised and the lush planting already transforming the site. It was a great project to collaborate on with TK Studio for our client MDQC, who had a strong vision from the outset to create a new model for Intergenerational living in Symbiosis with Nature. This approach really aligned with our views and passion as a practice for creating Landscape Cities.
Lead image credit: Weerapol Singnoi
All other photography: Rungkit Charoenwat