Thailand Concrete Association (TCA) Concrete Practice Award
– Winner: Gold Medal
The vision for the Rosewood Bangkok Hotel was to create a truly unique and memorable destination. The Hotel’s iconic outline was inspired by the Thai greeting gesture ‘wai’, a welcoming bow made with the palms of both hands placed together.
As the civil and structural engineers Aurecon had to overcome several design challenges to bring the architect’s unique design to life.
This included accommodating the distinctive shape of the building with four main sloping columns utilised at the sloping surfaces and significant MEP piping blockouts through the tower’s main transfer beams.
In addition to the above ground challenges the building design boasted six levels of basement that required an excavation of around 20 metres, one of the deepest in Thailand, into Bangkok’s notoriously soft clay and high-water table.