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Height: Occupied
299 m / 981 ft
 
Height: To Tip
314.2 m / 1,031 ft
Height: Architectural
314.2 m / 1,031 ft
 
MahaNakhon Outline
Floors Above Ground
75
Floors Below Ground
1
# of Elevators
22
Top Elevator Speed
8 m/s
Tower GFA
121,782 m² / 1,310,851 ft²
Development GFA
131,017 m² / 1,410,255 ft²
# of Apartments
209
# of Hotel Rooms
154
# of Parking Spaces
899

Facts

Official Name MahaNakhon
Other Names The Ritz Carlton Residences & Edition Hotel
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Thailand
City Bangkok
Street Address & Map 114 Narathiwat Road, Silom
Postal Code 10500
Building Function residential / hotel
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2009
Construction Start 2011
Completion 2016
Official Website MahaNakhon
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #86 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #49 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #1 Tallest in Thailand
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Bangkok

Companies Involved

Developer PACE Development Corporation Plc.
Architect
Design Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Structural Engineer
Design Bouygues Thai Ltd
Peer Review Aurecon; CivilPark International; Robert Bird Group
MEP Engineer
Design P & T Group
Peer Review Aurecon
Project Manager Turner International LLC
Main Contractor Bouygues Thai Ltd
Other Consultant
Façade Facade Associates
• Geotechnical CivilPark International
• Interiors David Collins Studio; Ian Schrager Company; Kengo Kuma and Associates
• Landscape Landscape Architects 49, Limited
• Wind Aurecon; CivilPark International
Material Supplier
• Sealants Sika Services AG

About MahaNakhon

MahaNakhon is a mixed-use development providing residences, retail, hotel and an observatory in the heart of Bangkok. Located in the Silom business district, directly adjacent to the Bangkok Skytrain public transport system (BTS) and Bus Rapid Transport System (BRT), MahaNakhon is Thailand’s tallest building.

The inner city site is irregularly shaped, resulting in a three building program, the main 314m tower, a smaller retail building at the front of the site and an automated parking tower positioned towards the back. The form of the tower has a distinctive sculptural appearance which takes advantage of the tropical climate and views. The three dimensional ribbon of architectural pixels cut away the façade of the tower to reveal the inner core, creating unique one of a kind residences as well as special features such as oversized terraces and skyboxes, protruding out from the main building.

The main structure and life core is wrapped by a series of mega columns, connected at several transfer floors, and the pixelation means 30% of the tower’s floor plates are in cantilever. The building uses 129 piles drilled to a depth of 65 meters capped with a massive 8.75 meter thick mat foundation, to compensate for Bangkok’s soft soils. Construction began in 2011, requiring a design-build approach with construction staged in a manner to allow for a steady delivery of material deliveries working around Bangkok’s high levels of traffic congestion. Seismic design used CTBUH recommendations and the unconventional form has been tested with 36 directions of wind load during wind tunnel testing. The tower was officially completed in 2016.

MahaNakhon means ‘Great Metropolis’ in Thai language, and integrates with the city through its organic form by dissolving the mass as it moves between sky and ground, flowing into the large outdoor retail spaces into a public landscaped square at the tower’s base. The development brings in several international brands including leading restaurants and dining adjacent to the main street, The Bangkok Edition Hotel in the lower section of the main tower, with Ritz-Carlton branded freehold luxury residences in the upper section of the tower. At the top of the tower, a multi storey observatory and bar tourist destination showcases the views of Bangkok.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal Paper Report

Seismic Issues Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014 – Event Report

CTBUH Thailand Chapter Launches
24 Jun 2013 – Event Report

Global News

Thailand’s New Tallest Celebrates With Light Shows in Bangkok
29 Aug 2016 – Thailand’s tallest skyscraper, finished earlier in…

MahaNakhon, Thailand’s Tallest Building, Completes
4 May 2016 – MahaNakhon has officially completed following the…

Pace Development Tops Off Core of MahaNakhon in Bangkok
30 Apr 2015 – Pace Development Corporation has announced the…

Videos

Bangkok and the MahaNakhon Tower
Oct 2016 – Kipsan Beck, PACE Development

MahaNakhon Observatory: Developing a Tourism Destination for Thailand's Tallest Building
17 Oct 2016 – Kipsan Beck, PACE Development

Other Asia Case Studies Q&A
17 Oct 2016 – Kipsan Beck, PACE; Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects

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MahaNakhon Observatory: Developing a Tourism Destination for Thailand's Tallest Building
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Kipsan Beck, PACE Development
Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Kipsan Beck of PACE, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 4b: Bangkok and the MahaNakhon Tower. As Thailand’s…
Other Asia Case Studies Q&A
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Kipsan Beck, PACE; Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects
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2015 New York Conference - Plenary 2 - Q&A
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
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Interview: Sorapoj Techakraisri
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Sorapoj Techakraisri, PACE Development
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MahaNakhon: A Pixelated Punctuation Mark on the Bangkok Skyline
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As Thailand becomes an increasingly important economic force in Asia, the quality of its architecture has risen to match the expectations of an increasingly sophisticated…
2015 New York Conference - Session 1d - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Ole Scheeren, Buro Ole Scheeren and Yuki Ikeguchi, Kengo Kuma and Associates, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 1d: The MahaNakhon Tower,…
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26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren
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26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Yuki Ikeguchi, Kengo Kuma and Associates
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The Structural Design and Construction of MahaNakhon Tower
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Interview: Ole Scheeren
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Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I

Bangkok and the MahaNakhon Tower
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

Cities to Megacities: Perspectives
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV

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Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I; Jason Gabel, Annan Shehadi, Shawn Ursini & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
CTBUH has determined that 128 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2016 – setting a new record for annual tall building…
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Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers
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As architecture keeps expanding vertically, with the skyscraper having long become the predominant typology of architectural production in most geographic regions of…
MahaNakhon: A Pixelated Punctuation Mark on the Bangkok Skyline
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Sorapoj Techakraisri, PACE Development
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26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Kengo Kuma, Kengo Kuma and Associates
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The Boutique Hotel Concept
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The Structural Design and Construction of the MahaNakhon Tower
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Kanokpat Chanvaivit, André Ly & Chloé Clair, Bouygues Thai Ltd
Bouygues-Thai was appointed by PACE Development Corporation PLC as the structural contractor for the design-build contract of MahaNakhon Tower, soon to be the tallest…
MahaNakhon Tower and the Use of CTBUH Seismic Guidelines
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Kanokpat Chanvaivit, Bouygues-Thai Co. Ltd.
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Asia Agenda
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With Asia’s unparalleled and continued pace of growth fueled by economic development, the world order has shifted eastwards, and China has risen as the defining place to…

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Other Building Facts

During the design of this building, its designer and partner-in-charge at Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Ole Scheeren, left and founded his own firm, Buro Ole Scheeren. OMA and Ole Scheeren share the design credit for this project.


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