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Exhibition in Bangkok explores contemporary architecture of Thailand and Taiwan

  • Date:2023-08-28
Exhibition in Bangkok explores contemporary architecture of Thailand and Taiwan

An architectural exhibition “Infinity Ground – Thailand and Taiwan Contemporary Architecture Exhibition (大地無限:泰國臺灣當代建築展)” officially opened on July 18 at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre in Thailand, presenting contemporary landscape architecture projects by eight teams from Thailand and Taiwan. 

With support from the Ministry of Culture, the exhibition was organized by the Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage in collaboration with four schools including Chulalongkorn University, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, and Silpakorn University.

Participants from Taiwan such as Lin Sheng-feng (林聖峰) from Atelier Or (嶼山工房), Maria Eugenia Carrizosa and Rodrigo Reverte Martinez-Gil from Behet Bondzio Lin Architekten, as well as architectural experts Huang Chun-min (黃俊銘) and Eric Chen (陳宣誠), attended the opening of the exhibition in person and spoke at the event.

The architectural works were presented in two chapters “Ground Exchanges (大地交換)” and “Feeling Grounds (穿梭大地).” For the first chapter “Ground Exchanges,” the architects employ modern construction techniques to emphasize the characteristics of the ground.  

In the second chapter “Feeling Grounds,” the architects use the environment as an inspiration and combine materials, craftsmanship, and tectonics to present a multi-dimensional sense of ground space.

The participating architectural firms from Taiwan include Ambi Studio, Atelier Or, Behet Bondzio Lin Architekten, MAYU architects; while participating firms based in Thailand include Architects 49 Limited (A49), Arsomsilp community and Environment Architect, Department of ARCHITECTURE, and Duangrit Bunnag Architect Limited (DBALP). The exhibited architectural works by Taiwanese teams are spread across various cities in Taiwan, including Hsinchu, Nantou, Yunlin, Kaohsiung, Pingtung, and Yilan; and in Thailand, including Bangkok, Pattaya, Pathum Thani, Samut Sakhon, Nakhon Ratchasima, and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya.

The exhibition was held for three weeks and concluded on Aug. 6. In addition to the exhibition, three Taiwan-Thailand cultural exchanges were also held to allow Thai architectural professionals, teachers and students, as well as people who are interested in architecture, to gain a deeper understanding of Taiwan’s contemporary architecture.