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Height: Occupied
299 m / 981 ft
 
Height: To Tip
314.2 m / 1,031 ft
Height: Architectural
314.2 m / 1,031 ft
 
MahaNakhon Outline
Floors Above Ground
75
Floors Below Ground
1
Tower GFA
121,782 m² / 1,310,851 ft²
Development GFA
131,017 m² / 1,410,255 ft²
# of Apartments
209
# of Hotel Rooms
154

Facts

Official Name MahaNakhon
Other Names The Ritz Carlton Residences & Edition Hotel
Structure Type Building
Status Architecturally Topped Out
Country Thailand
City Bangkok
Street Address & Map Narathiwat Ratchanakharin Road, Bang Rak
Building Function residential / hotel
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2009
Construction Start 2011
Completion 2016
Official Website The Ritz-Carlton Residences

Companies Involved

Developer PACE Development Corporation Plc.
Architect
Design Office for Metropolitan Architecture; designer & partner-in-charge Ole Scheeren (now at Buro Ole Scheeren)
Structural Engineer
Design Bouygues Thai Ltd
Peer Review CivilPark International; Robert Bird Group
MEP Engineer
Design P & T Group
Main Contractor Bouygues Thai Ltd
Other Consultant
• Geotechnical CivilPark International
• Interiors David Collins Studio; Ian Schrager Company; Kengo Kuma and Associates
Material Supplier
• Sealants Sika Services AG

About MahaNakhon

Upon completion, MahaNakhon tower became the new tallest building in Thailand and an instant landmark on the Bangkok skyline. The unique shape of the tower began with adhering to a required setback line angling inward from the property line as elevation increases, requiring the top of MahaNakhon to be cut away on the east side. This planning requirement in part inspired the “pixelation” of the tower’s exterior, leaving an impressive 30 percent of the tower’s floor plates in cantilever. This required the perimeter columns to change positions at specific points throughout the height of the building with load transfers performed through a robust core and outrigger structural system.

MahaNakhon’s construction highlighted the complexities of the design and construction process for a supertall building in densely populated Bangkok with high levels of traffic congestion, requiring a design-build approach while planning construction staging in a manner that would allow for the steady flow of material deliveries and ensuring the concrete mix for the structural frame of the tower wouldn’t get too hot before delivery. To compensate for the soft soils below Bangkok, 129 piles were drilled to a depth of 65 meters and then capped with a massive 8.75 meter thick mat foundation, so large that the concrete pouring took 2 months over the course of 12 consecutive Saturday nights, the least congested time periods for Bangkok traffic. The seismic design was based on CTBUH recommendations and the tower’s unconventional form was subjected to 36 directions of wind loads during wind tunnel testing.

The name MahaNakon is derived from the Thai meaning of ‘great metropolis’ and integrates itself within the local context through the inclusion of a landscaped plaza intended to serve as a new public space, surrounded by 10,000 square meters of upscale retail and restaurants in a lush garden setting at the tower’s base. The tower is then comprised of a boutique hotel and luxury residences arranged into single level and duplex units. The tower is then topped with a multi-level skybar and restaurant, affording expansive views of great metropolis expanding outward towards the horizon.

CTBUH Initiatives

Seismic Issues Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014 – Event Report

CTBUH Thailand Chapter Launches
24 Jun 2013 – Event Report

Global News

Pace Development Tops Off Core of MahaNakhon in Bangkok
30 Apr 2015 – Pace Development Corporation has announced the…

Videos

Interview: Ole Scheeren
17 Sep 2014 – Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren

Monthly Video: Five Minutes with Ole Scheeren
17 Sep 2014 – Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren

MahaNakhon Tower and the Use of CTBUH Seismic Guidelines
16 Sep 2014 – Kanokpat Chanvaivit, Bouygues-Thai Co. Ltd.

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