Snøhetta, in collaboration with A49 Architects and SHMA Landscape Architects, has designed its most extensive project in Asia to date for MQDC, one of Thailand’s leading property developers.
Named Cloud 11, it is a mixed-use building, a 250.000 square meters development in the upcoming CyberTech district of South Sukhumvit in Bangkok.
The Sukhumvit district is one of Bangkok’s centers and a central hub for street life.
The area is easily accessible through public transport and offers amenities to cater to the needs and lifestyle of Bangkok residents.
The Cloud 11 project will re-invent a part of Sukhumvit into a hub for innovation and tech companies in the city and provide the area with a large, green public space and spaces for artists, makers, and tech entrepreneurs.
The architects want to create plenty of public green spaces, which are rare in Bangkok, as a part of the development.
Pocket parks and elevated gardens will be featured, one of which – the central lawn – will be the largest in Thailand.
“An urban artifact providing a thriving place for culture and creation, and green public spaces that will improve the quality of life for people living in the South Sukhumvit area,” he adds.
“With an increasing number of people moving into urban areas, it is crucial to develop communities fit to accommodate the needs of the future cities in a sustainable way, both socially and environmentally.”
Cloud 11 will also have a number of restaurants that operate from a central kitchen as well as a gym, stores, and two hotels, all of which will be connected by “village-like” alleys, plazas, streets, stairs, and escalators.
The scale of the project means that it becomes more than just a building, aiming to become a landmark – heralding the future of Thailand’s renowned capital.
The project is expected to complete towards the end of 2024.
Project: Cloud 11
Architects: Snøhetta AS
Collaborators: A49 Architects Limited
Landscape Architects: SHMA Landscape Architects
Client: MQDC (Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited)