Aurecon provided civil and structural design work for the Central Pattana Public Company’s shopping complex in Ubon Ratchathani province, Thailand. Known as the Central Plaza Ubon Ratchathani, this 72 500-square-meter building comprises three levels of retail area with one level of parking.
The architecture and design is draws its inspiration from the lotus flower and leaves – a symbol of the surrounding Southern Isaan area. To bring to life the design vision, Aurecon utilised post-tensioned concrete for the floors and structural steel for the roof. Given the local climate, special considerations were also made for flood protection.