Bangkok Facts

Population 8,280,925 (2010) Source: National Statistics Office
Area 1,569 km² • 606 mi² Source: BMA website
150m+ Buildings 62 Completed14 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 2 Completed2 Under Constr.
Tallest Building MahaNakhon (314 m)
Global Ranking #15 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #12 in Asia by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #1 in Thailand by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Baiyoke Tower I (1987)
Average Building Age 11 years
Most Common Function Residential, 52%
Most Common Material Concrete, 95%

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings.

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   Grand Rama 9 Tower 2021 615 m
2   Magnolias Waterfront Residences Tower 1 2018 315 m
3   MahaNakhon 2016 314 m
4   Baiyoke Tower II 1997 304 m
5   Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences and… 2018 300 m
6   Magnolias Waterfront Residences Tower 2 2018 280 m
7   The River South Tower 2012 258 m
8   Canapaya Residences I 2018 253 m
9   State Tower 2001 247 m
10   Waldorf Astoria + Magnolias Ratchaprasong 2016 242 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Grand Rama 9 Tower 2021 615 m
2   Circle36 - 447 m
3   One Bangkok Main Tower 2025 380 m
4   Magnolias Waterfront Residences Tower 1 2018 315 m
5   MahaNakhon 2016 314 m
6   Baiyoke Tower II 1997 304 m
7   Soontareeya - 300 m
8   Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences and… 2018 300 m
9   Jumeirah Hotel and Residences - 286 m
10   Magnolias Waterfront Residences Tower 2 2018 280 m
  Completed   Under Constr.   Proposed

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CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH 2017 Asia Pacific Seminar Series: Tall & Green
3-5 Jul 2017 – Event Invite

Asia Pacific Seminar Series
3-5 Jul 2017 – Event Report

AITS: Design of Tall Buildings Seminar
7-12 Nov 2016 – Event Non-CTBUH

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to Bangkok

Asia Pacific Seminar Series
3-5 Jul 2017 – Event Report
CTBUH Singapore, in coordination with CTBUH Malaysia and CTBUH Thailand, hosted a multi-city seminar on sustainable design in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok.
AITS: Design of Tall Buildings Seminar
7-12 Nov 2016, Bangkok – Event
AIT and AIT Solutions is hosting five days of comprehensive tall building seminars and workshops, as well as a one-day site tour.
AITS: Design of Tall Buildings Seminar
7-12 Nov 2016, Bangkok – Event Report
A multi-day seminar and workshop on "The Design of Tall Buildings" was organized in Bangkok, Thailand. The event was in collaboration between AIT, CSI, and supported by CTBUH.
CTBUH Thailand Chapter Launches
24 Jun 2013, Bangkok – Event Report
Part of a growing campaign of outreach in Southeast Asia, CTBUH Thailand laid out future plans for the Chapter on the site of Thailand’s next tallest building, MahaNakhon.
CTBUH Meeting: Thailand
22 Jun 2011, Bangkok – Event Report
CTBUH Chairman Professor Sang Dae Kim held tall building lectures in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Russia with the dual purpose of promoting CTBUH and the 2011 Seoul Conference.
1974 Bangkok Regional Conference on Tall Buildings
23-25 Jan 1974, Bangkok – Conference
The 1974 International Regional Conference on Tall Buildings was held in Bangkok, Thailand from January 23rd-25th.

Global News

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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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Bangkok and the MahaNakhon Tower
Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Kipsan Beck, PACE Development
When the developer and architect behind MahaNakhon Tower set out to design and build the tallest building in Bangkok, they were determined to construct a tower that would…
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
Monday, October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Kipsan Beck of MahaNakhon, PACE and Karl Fender, of Fender Katsalidis Architects, answer questions at the end of 2016 China…
Interview: Sorapoj Techakraisri
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Sorapoj Techakraisri, PACE Development
Sorapoj Techakraisri of PACE Development is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Sorapoj discusses the…
MahaNakhon: A Pixelated Punctuation Mark on the Bangkok Skyline
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Sorapoj Techakraisri, PACE Development
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…
Regional Materiality in the Asian Context
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Yuki Ikeguchi, Kengo Kuma and Associates
As the lead interior design architect in collaboration with Ian Schrager on the EDITION Hotel in the MahaNakhon, Kengo Kuma and Associates employed their extensive Asian…
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,…
Bangkok Rising
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren
As architecture keeps expanding vertically – with the skyscraper having long become the predominant typology of architectural production in most geographic regions of…
Monthly Video: Five Minutes with Mun Summ Wong
18 Sep 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Mun Summ Wong, WOHA Architects
Mun Summ Wong of WOHA Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. Mun Summ talks about the challenges of an…
Interview: Mun Summ Wong
18 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Mun Summ Wong, WOHA Architects
Mun Summ Wong of WOHA Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. Mun Summ talks about the challenges of an…
Monthly Video: Five Minutes with Ole Scheeren
17 Sep 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren
Ole Scheeren of Büro Ole Scheeren is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. Ole talks about two projects he has…
Interview: Ole Scheeren
17 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren
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MahaNakhon Tower and the Use of CTBUH Seismic Guidelines
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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 in particular has risen as the…
Newton Suites and Other Endeavors: High-Rise and the Organic Realm
23 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Mun Summ Wong, WOHA
As many projects struggle to justify the economic implications of ‘going green’ in the eyes of many developers, still others seem loaded with sustainable technologies…

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Research Papers

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

MahaNakhon Observatory: Developing a Tourism Destination for Thailand’s Tallest Building | MahaNakhon
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

Nimit Langsuan: High Performance High-Rise – Columns of Curved Glass
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

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MahaNakhon Observatory: Developing a Tourism Destination for Thailand’s Tallest Building | MahaNakhon
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Nimit Langsuan: High Performance High-Rise – Columns of Curved Glass
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Cities to Megacities: Perspectives
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The Structural Design and Construction of the MahaNakhon Tower
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Green Walls in High-Rise Buildings
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MahaNakhon Tower and the Use of CTBUH Seismic Guidelines
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Case Study: The Hansar, Bangkok
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Tall Buildings in Southeast Asia - A Humanist Approach to Tropical High-Rise
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