Sky Forest Scape

East Architect with Shma Company & IntegratedField

Sky Forest Scape is a new type of public space on the roof for Bangkok. It is a part of the new mixed use development called Siamscape which is located at the heart of Siam Square – a vibrant young-gen commercial district. This project is a part of the bigger master plan that aims to revamp Siam Square with more people-centric urban spaces including walking streets, gathering places, and greenery.

The design brief was to create a roof garden for gathering and events for teenagers and university students in Bangkok in response to the increasing density of the city. The solution was to create vertical space that would provide a new way to experience and interact with the surrounding metropolis.

The southwest corner of the site was raised to form a large amphitheatre and provide ample soil depth for forest trees to create a comfortable and cooling gathering spot for tropical climate. Strong linear lines from the architecture facade continue to landscape pavement to create a holistic space.

The first project of its kind in Bangkok, the project team have hinted at an interconnected network of vertical parks, with the possibility to connect the roof of each building to form a large parkland in the sky.


Photography: Phos Studio, Nawin Deangnul, Prapan Napawongdee