Bangkok – The Commons’ new mall in Saladaeng is a hyper-local lifestyle hub that invites city dwellers to decelerate.
For this latest venue, the studio behind the space, Department of Architecture, has focused on the wellbeing of the local community. Split into three areas – The Ground, The Market and The Platform – more than 30% is open-air public space for Saladaeng residents to enjoy. The downstairs Ground area features industrial fans, plants and seating that are modular, allowing visitors to enjoy activities, music performances and relax away from the bustle of Bangkok.
Upstairs, The Platform offers space for a range of enriching activities to help the community unwind. Divided up by time slots, the community can apply to use The Platform to practise yoga, listen to jazz, participate in art and dance workshops, and more. 'The Platform is a new concept space adopting the sharing economy approach as a driving force for the space,’ says a statement from Department of Architecture.
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