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As Bangkok expands into the suburbs there is a growing need for space in the city and for areas below highways to be utilised
As part of a redevelopment scheme Jon Sealey, Design Director of Marques & Jordy has released designs of the Thailine, a 960,000 sq m rejuvenation of the areas below the major highways in Bangkok, Thailand. “Bangkok is a fantastic city although it has a number of major issues.” Explains Jon. “Pollution and congestion, land prices and increased population. There is also a very poor demographic of people who live in these areas” Jon spent three years studying the various communities that utilize the spaces and proposes a complete rethinking into how the areas are used. As Bangkok expands into the suburbs there is a growing need for space in the city to develop and readdress these zones. The proposal interlaces waste treatment centres, health centres, new hybrid infrastructure, commercial and residential areas. More importantly there is also a very strong herit

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