Bangkok is a literal forest of skyscrapers, where old inevitably melds with ultra-modern. The developing city, with its unique charm and expansive urbanscape make it an architects’ dream.
Unsurprisingly, Bangkok has produced some stunning and in some cases quirky architectural marvels!
Let’s explore some of the city’s most unique landmarks:
Sitting at a height of 314m, MahaNakhon is currently Thailand’s tallest tower. The tower is an architectural wonder with a pixel-like effect spiraling across the glass building’s façade.
Located in the Silom-Sathorn Business District, this mixed-used project features a combination of hotel, retail and luxury residences.
2. Elephant Tower
Completed in 1997 located at Paholyothin Road and Ratchadaphisek Road, this iconic high-rise is designed to resemble a giant elephant. The building offers a combination of elements notably residential towers, offices and a shopping complex!
3. Robot Building
The Robot Building brings out “the child in every adult”; its quirky features and façade are designed to resemble a giant robot!
It is currently the headquarters of the United Overseas Bank (UOB) and is located in the Bangkok CBD’s Sathorn.
4. G Tower
Located in up-and-coming Rama IX, G Tower is one of Bangkok’s newest architectural marvels. As its name suggests, the tower is shaped in a massive “G”!
The project is an office complex with an approximate totally lettable space of 66,000 Sqm.
5. Sathorn Unique Tower (Ghost Tower)
Although technically not completed, this project has achieved an iconic status as an eerie reminder of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis. Initially launched as a luxury residential complex, it now sits in limbo towering over Bangkok half-completed!
It has become an urban explorer hotspot and views from the top of the tower are breathtaking (Unfortunately accessing The Ghost Tower, is now considered trespassing).