Royal Nature Conservation Centre
Nakhon Nayok, Thailand
This centre forms a ‘Living Museum’, expressing King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s lifelong commitment to the sustainable coexistence of architecture and nature. The principle buildings form an L-shaped plan comprising internal and external exhibition spaces and support functions. These lead to a large pond where the King’s projects involving water are showcased. Local vernacular and indigenous building techniques are expressed in materials and detailing, including terracotta brickwork and simple cement roofs. Exposed concrete columns and steel roof structures provide a contemporary counterpoint to the traditional Thai cultures on display.


The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.
Nakhon Nayok, Thailand
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Royal Nature Conservation Centre
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