‘Beneath the simple appearance’
FYI中心，意为“For Your Inspiration（为了你的灵感）”，是Klongtoey的综合开发项目。项目位于CBD外并评级为B+，它以一站式、24-7全天候共享设施和灵活的实用性吸引着中小企业和创业者。公共开放空间是规定的一部分，业主希望这个空间能够在耐用性、风格、多用途、低维护和创收方面经得起时间考验。设计中同样重要一点是整个项目团队共同努力，采用了简单、实用且富有创意的景观解决方案。
FYI Center, stands for ‘For Your Inspiration’, is a mixed-use development in Klongtoey. Due to its off CBD location, the project is positioned B+ and aims to attract SME and Startup tenants with its one-stop, 24-7 shared facilities and flexible utilitarian support. The common open spaces are part of the provisions, of which the owner briefed that they should be standing the test of time both in terms of durability and style, multi-purpose, low maintenance and can generate income. It is also important that the whole project team work together to achieve landscape solutions that are simple, practical yet creative.
▼设计整体鸟瞰，aerial view of the whole landscape
Mitigating site condition & surroundings
▼场地位置与城市肌理，site location and urban context
The site is triangular-shaped 8-rai land situated at the Northeast corner of Klongtoey junction. The project was to be built on the existing sub-structure along the East and South side of the plot so the 3 buildings inevitably have to face West sun and the impact from the vehicular flyover on Ratchadaphisek Road. On the South it is facing Rama IV road with Klongtoey Market on the opposite side. The streets are known for congestion and high air and noise pollutions but however they are lively with street activities such as hawkers, night vendors and motorcycle taxi stands. The solutions to this are simple; planting is used to minimize the pollutions (see planting design section) and the surrounding urban activities are simply embraced with permeable boundary.
▼周边现有交通，transportation around the site
▼场地问题与解决策略，site issues and strategies
The overall property was raised 900mm above the street and the level difference was utilized to demarcate the boundary without the need to build additional fence. This low level separation maintains physical and visual connection with existing community and small business establishments surrounding the project. Series of entrances allow access from outside through retail space on ground floor and to the central open space.
Socializing around the Water Hole
Enclosed by buildings on 2 sides, the remaining open space in the center became both the green retreat and main gathering point. It was accessible from all buildings and was intentionally sunken to form ‘Water Hole’ where various activities; events, performance or simple meet up or passive relaxation can take place inside and around it.
▼晴天时的水洞用作交通空间，Water Hole as transportation area during sunny days
▼从建筑内很容易进入场地，accessible from surrounding buildings
Landscape as a result of multi-disciplinary solutions, Green Infrastructure as a landscape feature
FYI景观设计不仅仅是建筑师的成果，也是众多顾问团队共同努力的成果，他们的投入、要求和限制共同完成了景观的最终设计。下沉Water Hole可以作为紧急蓄水池，斜坡草坪阻挡了街道视野并增加了建筑对绿色环境的可见度，这实际上是由于隐藏地下室停车场通风口和一系列解决土层深度不足措施所导致的景观特征。整个景观中的人行道和穿过车道的人行横道，它们的形状是由企业形象和Mr. & Mrs. Sparks雕塑位置共同决定的。
▼多学科的景观结果，landscape as a result of multi-disciplinary solutions
FYI’s landscape design is not only landscape architect’s work but also collective effort of a team of various consultants whose inputs, requirements and limitations resulted in the final design of landscape. The sunken volume of the Water Hole could be an emergency water detention, the sloping lawns that blocked the street view and increase visibility of green from buildings was in fact the landscape feature that hid the fresh air intake shaft for the basement car park, series of designed slope was a solution for lack of soil depth. The pattern of the pavement & the pedestrian crossing on the driveway was derived from Corporate Identity graphic as well as the position of the sculpture-Mr. & Mrs. Sparks-that planked the main walkway passing through the landscape.
▼Mr. & Mrs. Sparks雕塑位置决定了景观内道路，
road pattern is derived from Mr. & Mrs. Sparks sculpture position
Business + Creativity flow, circulation planning
Business + Creativity is the project development’s objective. The spaces and circulation were hence planned for efficiency as well as to encourage encounter and socializing. In accordance with architectural layout where lobbies and retails on ground floor were connected by naturally-ventilated walkway, pedestrian access from public transports from around the project, while direct to destinations, were crisscrossing through series of functional spaces that seamlessly flow in and out between landscape and architecture.
▼项目空间和流动性吸引了人群，spaces and circulation attract people here
▼周边建筑空间平面图，surrounding building plan
Category: Commercial & Mix-used
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Site Area: 3586.80 sq.m.
Collaborators: Creative Crews Ltd. , Somdoon Architects Ltd.
Photographer: Wison Tungthunya , Srirath Somsawat