Siam's Trash Absorber — the future of waste handling to renew the Thai Floating City
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About the project
The project aims to tackle Thailand's growing waste problem and worsening flood situation caused as direct results of climate change and increasing population growth. In order to do this the architectural design and programme is intended to protect and restore the Chao Phraya estuary and stop waste splurging into the Sea. Primarily, by turning garbage into a construction material, which is used to create the floating city, of which its form and the notion to revive, the currently fading, culture of living on water, is inspired by traditional Thai cultures, art and vernacular architecture.
Mouth of the river (Chao Phraya), Bangkok, Thailand
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Applicant and author of the project
Witchaya Jingjit, Studio Hani Rashid, University of Applied Art Vienna, Austria