this detailed artwork illustrates how rising sea-levels could reshape bangkok city

this detailed artwork illustrates how rising sea-levels could reshape bangkok city

‘the water parliament’ is an artwork by architect tyler lim as part of his thesis project for his masters in architecture that explores the potential of using water to allow the thai people to adapt their life to the ground changes as the sea water rises. the work is a reminiscence of the thai mural painting that showcases a fictional realm of an inhabitable landscape of the new and wet bangkok city in the year 2100.

return of the ancient rattanakosin island bangkok city in 2100 1
a cautionary tale of a new parliament in bangkok city that showcases the possibility of sea-level rise to be an opportunity to redevelop the city with 3 integrated water infrastructures as the urban tool
all images courtesy of  tyler lim

 

 

tyler lim wanted to use a new water culture to demonstrate that the environmental crisis of sea-level rise is potentially a new opportunity to reshape the city. the power of this organic growth is given back to the residents through their participation in the city’s redevelopment. the architect designed three inhabitable infrastructures individually but they all existed as one, and the presence of water in this new wet city that the thai people are celebrating binds the whole island together and establishes the water parliament.

return of the ancient rattanakosin island bangkok city in 2100 2
spiritual embankment is a ring of defense that are around the ancient and historic monuments to keep them as they are when the sea level rise

 

 

according to him, the thesis itself is an alternative reality of a new water parliament, situated at the ancient rattanakosin island in bangkok city, that pertained to the commons of water and was subjected to the groups of people living in the island who represent the culture of the thai city. it celebrates a different aspect of water and engages the traditional thai water culture with more advanced technology and infrastructures.

return of the ancient rattanakosin island bangkok city in 2100 3
it enhances the sacredness of these temples with aqua healing functions that allow the visitors to be spiritually enlightened

this detailed artwork illustrates how rising sea-levels can be an opportunity to reshape bangkok city
there will be a series of purification ponds, bathhouses and communal dining, food hall, massage parlor, and market with boat docking platform facilities that helps to collect and store rainwater

Inhabitable Scaffold 1
inhabitable scaffold is a series of scaffold structures that are activated as inhabitable space when the flood goes up

this detailed artwork illustrates how rising sea-levels can be an opportunity to reshape bangkok city
it facilitates a new business opportunity for the local thai where the existing infrastructures near the monuments are adapted with new aquatic functions.

this detailed artwork illustrates how rising sea-levels can be an opportunity to reshape bangkok city
the 3 stages of infrastructure growth will be carried out over the year to facilitate the future living with water where the rainwater will be harvested using the water funnel roof as the resource

Mangrove Lagoon 1

mangrove lagoon is a line of coastal defenses that sits at the edge of the old river system of rattanakosin island

the water parliament
it uses mangroves to activate an aquaculture living and new form of eco-tourism on the island of bangkok city

the water parliament
the reconnection with water also allows some of the locally-owned mangrove floating apartment to be used as eco-chalet for tourists or floating market for locals to sell their stuff there

the water parliament
these various narrative scenes are scattered around a larger environment which tends to communicate a more global idea on the characteristics of this new thai city in 2100

the water parliament
the geological ground in which the phra nakhon district is, used to be the tattanakosin island that is surrounded by water in all 4 directions, it is the district that will be reconnected

 

 

project info:

 

name: the water parliament

designer: tyler lim

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: yasmina karam | designboom

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