Nakhon Si Thammarat Cultural Center

By Nakorn Sattaworakul (guntzu@hotmail.com)

Location: Ratchadamnern Rd., Klang, Mueng, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

Area: 15,000 sq.m.

Nakhon Si Thammarat Cultural Center, the place where all the sense of “Nakhon” were assembled and occurred. The building consists of 4 main parts; Cultural Plaza, Museum, Multipurpose hall and Learning center.

Due to the context of the site, the building were arranged to form up open space facing the ancient city wall that located along side. Mass of the building were twisted in order to give the accent to the Si Thammasokarat statue, founder of Nakhon, located opposite to the site. Moreover, Hae Par Kuen Tart: ritual ceremony that carries buddha’s cloth up to the pagoda top, one of the most distinctive culture of Nakhon became the main concept of space and circulation of museum design.

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