A new skyscraper in Bangkok, Thailand, is wrapped in a spiralling pixelated ribbon that gives the sense of the building being unfinished, a little like the frayed top of the Shard in London. The MahaNakhon is the Thai capital’s tallest tower at 314 m (1,030 ft), boasting luxury residences and a sky bar.
Designed by Büro Ole Scheeren Group, Ole Scheeren formerly having been of OMA, the mixed-use site covers an area of 14,950 sq m (161,000 sq ft). It said to have been designed to be a new architectural landmark for Bangkok and to complement the city’s existing skyline.
The ribbon’s deconstructed look makes it appear as though the skin of the building has been pulled away. In actual fact, there are glass “skyboxes” all the way up the spiral, which contribute towards its pixelated look and provide views of the surrounding areas, as well as a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces.
The MahaNakhon has 77 floors in total, which are to be split into three distinct sections. The first 20 floors will be home to the boutique 159-room Bangkok Edition Hotel, which will be run by Ritz-Carlton.
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