HELIX LIBRARY /

REDESIGN WITH A ORIGINAL STRUCTURE

COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION

Ativich Kulngamnetr

EN

PARIS THEATER  IS LOCATED IN THE CENTER OF HIGH DENSITY COMMERCIAL ZONE. ITS WAS ABANDONED FOR   20 YEARS.  THE SURROUNDING OF THEATER IS 40 YEARS SHOPHOUSES  THAT   PEOPLE  LIVING  IN. NOWADAYS THE DESERTED THEATER IS USED FOR STREET STALLS AND HOMELESS’S SHELTER.

CONCEPT OF SUSTAINABLE 

REDESIGN WITH A ORIGINAL STRUCTURE

THE SIGNATURE OF PARIS THEATER IS A BIG CIRCULAR PLAN WHICH HAVE THE SIMPLE CIRCULAR GRIDS. THE ORIGINAL STRUCTURE IS REINFORCED CONCRETE. THE DESIGNS OF HELIX IS CREATE CANTILEVER BALCONY AND  KEEP THE SENCE OF CIRCULAR INSIDE. THE SUPERSTRUCTURE WAS NOT MODIFILED WHILE HAVE A LOOK OF NEW EXCITING DESIGN.


SUSTAINABLE IS A CRITERIA

THE HELIX LIBRARY DESIGNED FOR FLEXIBLE ENERGY USAGE (PASSIVE+ACTIVE) BY CONCERN IN 2 MAIN TOPICS. THE EFFICIENCY OF SUN LIGHT USAGE AND THE BEST VENTILATION.

COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION 

THE NEW BUILDING INCREASES THE PUBLIC AREA WHICH IS LACK IN HIGH DENSITY COMMUNITY. PEOPLE OF ALL AGES ARE ABLE TO ENJOY WITH VARIOUS ACTIVITIES.

CONCEPT OF COLOURS

EXTERIOR : PASTEL MADE EVERYTHINK SOFTEN

PASTEL COLOUR SET REDUCES THE DIFFERENCE OF BUILDING AND CONTEXTS.  
THE USE OF COLOUR IS RELATED TO BOOK’S
POSITION IN  THE HELIX LIBRARY WHICH IS 
ARRANGED BY THE DEWEY DECIMAL 
CLASSIFICATION (DEWEY SYSTEM).

 

INTERIOR :  SPACE ENHANCING ENTHUSIASM

THE SELECTED COLOURS HAVE THE CONTRAST
OF COLOUR TONE AND SPECIAL TEXTURE.

YEAR

2015

LOCATION

Old Paris Theater

Bangkok , THAILAND

CLIENTS

The Crown Property Bureau 

and BMA

TYPE

Public Building ( Renovated)

STATUS

Competition

SCALE

42,900 m2

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