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.
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.