Saturday, December 2, 2017

Martin Demonchaux / MARKETPLACES / Phase 03

Design proposal: the frame

Bangkok flooding, 2011

          According to the history, the canal was the main transportation road for the residents of Bangkok. The project proposes to reactivate this amphibian identity of the city by reconnecting the canals to the mass transportation.

          Connecting the metro to the klong network increases accessibility to public services in order to involve communities. This ensures better distribution, less traffic and therefore pollution by reducing the cost of infrastructure. The project becomes an interface between the water, the communities and the metro system.
Implantation study model
Ramkhamhaeng muslim community

          The project function in strata that overlap. The level 0 allows the acceptance of water in the structure by the use of floating platerforms occupied by the functions of boat station with waiting space, information, a boat parking, logistic spaces and the space dedicated to the reception of the floating market.
          The middle layer is one of two between the privatization of spaces dedicated to the community and the floating space. It is a place that by its spatiality allows what can not be predicted and forms a public place that can accommodate sports activities (sepak takraw, gym ...) or the installation of tables on market days.

          The high structure in contrast with the massive appearance of the other layers, evokes the aerial landscape of billboards that draws the skyline of the city. It is porous and light and deploys flexibly by its geometry towards the community or to cross the shore. The structure hosts the community activities (cooking, canning, DIY, music rehearsal room ...). It is built in the image of the city by sedimentation.