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The owner needs a prominent showroom for Honda cars that easily seen from the main road. It is located in Petchakasem Rd. Nakonpratom which is the main road to the west of Thailand.
Program: The main programs of the project are showroom, office, reception area, resident ,cars service area and 100 cars parking. Total areas are 10,000 sq.m.
Volume: After put all programs in to the site, the project is divided in to 2 parts. The back part, maintenance building, is put on the back of the site. It served as car service and parking. The front part which is the major part, car showroom, is close to main road. It is included cars display reception, office and resident.
View: The car showroom is folded along the main road to clearly seen the showroom and cars inside from main road.
Court: To provide sun light and increase energy saving performance for the building, the car showroom has an open court in the middle. It also divide showroom in to 2 parts
Lift up: Moreover the right part of the building is lifted up to make an interesting entrance for cars and access to other functions of the project.
Connect: The building mass is connected to make a dynamic form and relationship to the space inside.
Circulation: The showroom space is divided by the middle courtyard into 2 parts. The first part in the 1st floor is for an entrance and cars display. The second part is in the 2nd floor. It is for cars showroom extension and cars display at night times. Both floors of the showroom are connected by ramp so all circulation inside is connected as a complete loop.
Façade & Materails: To make an interesting façade, the building is used fold aluminum cladding and clear glass to maximize the view to cars inside the building.
Location: Nakornchaisri , Nakornpathom, Thailand
Area: 10,000 sq.m
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Project Architects: Surachai Akekapobyotin, Juthathip Techachumreon