Bangkok Market: An Architecture of 3 Ecologies

April 5, 2010

Project by Regina Galvanduque Flores.

The market is a node between the boat pier, the sky train and the proposed extension of the sky walk reducing car dependence. The market creates a simple structure to provide the vendors with shade and the proper infrastructure they need to operate (light, water, and rest rooms). This market is made by typical local materials such as the vegetable crates, color plastic, wood, metal framing, etc. The market’s character is seen in the adaptability by the vendors themselves. Each of the vendors will be located in a different area inside or outside the main volume. They will be given their own material, identical to all the other vendors, but with a different color. Respecting their traditions, the market creates order to create a better economy in a better condition.