设计单位：Shma Company Limited
主设计师：Mr. Namchai Saensupha
设计团队：Mr. Katavet Sittikit
施工单位：Golden Land Property Development PLC
设计时间：2013 – 2015
FYI 中心是一个多功能开发项目，意为“For Your Inspiration（为了你的灵感）”，其位置在CBD外，定位于B+，以其一站式的、24-7的共享设施和灵活的实用支持，吸引中小企业和初创企业租户。
‘Beneath the simple appearance’
FYI Center, stands for ‘For Your Inspiration’, is a mixed-use development in Klongtoey. Due to its off CBD location, the project is positioned B+ and aims to attract SME and Startup tenants with its one-stop, 24-7 shared facilities and flexible utilitarian support.
The common open spaces are part of the provisions, of which the owner briefed that they should be standing the test of time both in terms of durability and style, multi-purpose, low maintenance and can generate income. It is also important that the whole project team work together to achieve landscape solutions that are simple, practical yet creative.
Mitigating site condition & surroundings
The site is triangular-shaped 8-rai land situated at the Northeast corner of Klongtoey junction.
The project was to be built on the existing sub-structure along the East and South side of the plot so the 3 buildings inevitably have to face West sun and the impact from the vehicular flyover on Ratchadaphisek Road. On the South it is facing Rama IV road with Klongtoey Market on the opposite side. The streets are known for congestion and high air and noise pollutions but however they are lively with street activities such as hawkers, night vendors and motorcycle taxi stands.
The solutions to this are simple; planting is used to minimize the pollutions (see planting design section) and the surrounding urban activities are simply embraced with permeable boundary.
The overall property was raised 900mm above the street and the level difference was utilized to demarcate the boundary without the need to build additional fence. This low level separation maintains physical and visual connection with existing community and small business establishments surrounding the project. Series of entrances allow access from outside through retail space on ground floor and to the central open space.
Socializing around the Water Hole
Enclosed by buildings on 2 sides, the remaining open space in the center became both the green retreat and main gathering point. It was accessible from all buildings and was intentionally sunken to form ‘Water Hole’ where various activities; events, performance or simple meet up or passive relaxation can take place inside and around it.
人行道和车道上的图案来源于公司标志图案和Mr. & Mrs. Sparks的雕塑。
Landscape as a result of multi-disciplinary solutions, Green Infrastructure as a landscape feature
FYI’s landscape design is not only landscape architect’s work but also collective effort of a team of various consultants whose inputs, requirements and limitations resulted in the final design of landscape. The sunken volume of the Water Hole could be an emergency water detention, the sloping lawns that blocked the street view and increase visibility of green from buildings was in fact the landscape feature that hid the fresh air intake shaft for the basement car park, series of designed slope was a solution for lack of soil depth.
The pattern of the pavement & the pedestrian crossing on the driveway was derived from Corporate Identity graphic as well as the position of the sculpture-Mr. & Mrs. Sparks-that planked the main walkway passing through the landscape.