An underused public space in Noeng Loeng, Bangkok, has been refreshed and energized with added greenery and new park furniture. The project is the result of a two month long intensive design-build program, engaging with the community and local students to develop a proposal that would bring life back to the site. The project included both the design of physical improvements - added greenery, seating and play space - and curation of the launch event.

Each corner houses one of the new furniture components: a large L-shaped double-sided bench, a play 'pyramid' with swing and climbing surfaces, notice board, and a two tiered stand / stage. All new equipment was designed and constructed using scrap materials donated by Ford Motor Company Thailand.


The launch, "Nang Loeng: Join Our Craft", welcomed local venders and artisans into the space to share their techniques and cooking skills, while activating the new and improved park environment. The event was a celebration of the history and culture of the local Nang Loeng community. The event encouraged visitors to engage with various participatory activities — food, dance, games and film — which reflect on Nang Loeng’s past, present, and future. The event commemorated the official opening of the Nang Loeng park.

for INDA, Design Construction For Community workshop, 2019.

a project of Space Saloon

in collaboration with Urban Studies Lab Bangkok, 
Pom Prap Sattru Pai District Office,  Ford Resource and Engagement Center Bangkok,  Ford Foundation,  Scholars of Sustenance,  Lighting & Equipment PLC.

Students:
Thunda Rerkpaisan, Panas Saengvanich, Chommalee Durongpisitkul, Thanjira Vimonanupong, Patr Vacharanukulkiet, Ramita Yibmontasiri, Bhuvarin Thaveetermsakul, Pattharaprapa Thongprasert, Takrit Mekpanuwat, Supatsorn Boontumma, Punnathorn Phuwichit, Nithikorn Seangkeaw, Teera Charoenchai, Pakjira Itthisang, Panchaya Sonkom, Sakdithat Pitakkotchakorn, Boontita Boonsusakul, Tossaporn Sarochsuwan, Chutikarn Kaewudom, Palida Emwattana, Pasinee Kerdpongvanich, Chanarop
Sukhumcharoenchit, Manachanok Tantraporn, Phudtripart Bhudthonamochai, Prao Sirisaksopit, Premmika Taechavarangkul, Pollakrit Naimee, Tanyadhorn Dumrongkijkarn, Thanapond Namnanthasith




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