The building would be known as “Super Tower", which will be the tallest building in ASEAN. The project will lead by Grand Canal Land (GLand). The design of Super Tower is an environmentally friendly and energy-efficient facility.
It has been developed in line with the requirements for platinum certification of the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) programed.
The Super Tower will be integrated with a highly efficient air-conditioning system which will use variable air volume to ensure a constant temperature. Insulated glass is to cover the exterior of the Super Tower. Energy-efficient materials will be used, and solar cells will be installed to generate some electricity for the building.
Furthermore, bicycle parking will be available, as will bathrooms to help cyclists clean up after travelling to the office, further encouraging them to choose this energy-saving transport mode.
G Land has hired Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, one of the world's top experts in tall buildings, as the consulting firm for its Super Tower. According to the G Land chairman Yotin Boondicharern, The Super Tower would be a mixed-used project divided into three zones.
First, it will have high-rise space for premium offices. Target groups are the banking, insurance and securities-trading industries, as well as brokering, fund-management financial counselling services. This building aims to be a hub for ASEAN regional headquarters.
Second, the Super Tower will include a six-star hotel to accommodate the world's top-class guests.
Third, it will have an observation deck to allow visitors to enjoy a stunning panoramic view of Bangkok from the city's tallest building.
Construction will start at the end of this year (2014) and is scheduled for completion in 2019.
Property type: Mixed-used project
Construction area: 320,000 square metres
Number of storeys: 125; height 615 metres
Architecture: Architects 49 Ltd
Structural engineering: KCS & Associates Co Ltd
Mechanical and electrical engineering: EC Engineering Network Co Ltd
Design consultant: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Source: Somluck Srimalee