Sabai Fashion Institute Competition
Team Members: Matt Menendez, Sorayos Chuenchomphu, Patric Ifurung, Abel Garcia, Ivan Laguna
The Bangkok Fashion Hub, located in the heart of the Pathum wan District, sits between existing residential and new high rise development with the transit station at its front door. By creating local communal green scapes at ground level, it lends itself to the neighbors by creating markets to the north and east for fashion students and other local vendors to showcase and sell their goods.
Similar to the traditional Thai garment, Chong Kraben and Sin which wraps around the body, the building's form wraps the program to create spaces. The major building materials are concrete and bamboo, which are economical and locally sourced. The seemingly simple concrete section has a level of complexity that captures the volumetric personality. The roof surface wraps down and folds back under itself to encase the program spaces. The roof surface also wraps down and folds back under itself to enclose the spaces. This move creates the open ended conditions at the east and west facades. These conditions are skinned by a series of bamboo skins - the outer facade and atrium skin. The atrium skin which starts at the roof and wraps down to the ground level.