Thailand   |  2020

MUSE Design Awards Silver Winner

AIT Flood Memorial

Entrant Company

IXORA design limited

Category

Landscape Design

Client's Name

Asian Institute of Technology

Sub-Category

Open Space Design

AIT Flood memorial is a public space that serves the purpose as the place of reminiscence for the 2011 flood within Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok, Thailand. Completed in 2018, located at the campus’ entrance, the main circulation is designed with the loop format, with exhibition nodes scattering along the way. The main design concept for the project is to commemorate the loses occurred from the flood, knowledge and lessons related to the flood were interpreted into every details of the landscape design. For example, the planters’ shapes are designed into curves and swirls to recreate the pattern of water waves. The dead tree from the flood, beloved and mourned by the campus, was also relocated to the site for symbolic purpose. Other detail elements are more placed more subtly with more intangible designs. For instance, the walking pathway’s material is “Porous Blocks”, which is the innovative concrete blocks that slowly absorb surface runoff, reducing drainage flood. The blocks were arranged artistically into a “floating object pattern” which symbolizes the floating debris from flood. The planting species selected in the area also physically resemble water plants that withstand long chronic flood.

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