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LEESER Architecture complete EM Quartier in Bangkok

by Sophie Cullen on Jul 9, 2015 in Architecture
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The architecture firm blurred the lines between inside and out through their choice of form and the use of glass between levels

The architecture firm blurred the lines between inside and out through their choice of form and the use of glass between levels

Designed by New York-based LEESER Architecture for the Mall Group, the luxury retail centre EM Quartier has recently opened in Bangkok

Honoured with the 2014 Asia Pacific International Property Award for Best Commercial Architectural Design, the mall evokes a synthesis of beauty and unpredictability that can be linked both to nature and urbanism. Based loosely on a spiral form, the buildings alter this traditional shape with floor plates being shifted so they do not align with the floors above. This maneuvering allows for garden terraces that blur the lines between inside and out. To continue this illusion, ample amounts of glass have been incorporated into the soft curves between the buildings.

Garden terraces can be found on multiple levels of the buildings

Garden terraces can be found on multiple levels of the buildings

Inside, EM Quartier houses a range of venues including six stories of dining terraces, an eight theatre cinema complex, a five-storey waterfall and two stories of underground parking. The mall is a part of a collection of malls that are known as the District EM, and also include the recently revamped Emporium and the future project EM Sphere. It is hoped that the $800 million, 2.7 million sq-f project will be become a world class destination for shopping, dining and entertainment.

It is hoped the area will become a world class location for shopping, dining and entertainment

The buildings have been embraced by the public and are used through both day and night

 




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