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Location

Thammasat University Rangsit Campus, Pathum Thani Province

 

Size Area

145,600 sq.m. (91 Rai)

 

Scope

Master planning,

Landscape architecture

 

Project Status

Design Development

Thammasat University Park is designed around the ideals on which the university was founded: equality, democracy, fraternity, and freedom. These four major themes drive the concept and programmatic layout of the park, which is organized with activity along the edges and a passive, open zone in the middle. This central area represents the ideal of equality: everyone is equal in the park and can congregate together in this zone. A pathway running throughout the park relates to university teaching themes, connecting programmed areas: a philosopher’s walk (social science), wetland learning area (science and technology), and health garden (hygiene and sport science). Along the pathway on small hill, a Bo tree represents Thammasat’s original downtown Bangkok campus.

 

The university is located in a flood-prone area, and the park connects to the campus masterplan’s water system through a canal along the park’s edge. The central retention pond holds water inside the park after a storm or flood.

 

Before starting design, Landprocess facilitated public hearings with university students, staff, and neighbors. This collaborative process led to program additions like a community-accessible library and space for yoga. The Puey Learning Center is located on the west side of Thammasat University Park.

Thammasat University

Puay Park

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