Prof. Dr. -Ing. Anette Rudolph-Cleff
Dr. des. - Ing. Simon Gehrmann
Dipl.-Ing. Frederik Helms
Dr.-Ing. Bjoern Hekmati
Isabella Francesca Baum
Sun A Kim
Iman Ikbar Muthadi,
In a world of rapid urbanization, big vibrant cities, such as Bangkok, need to address the dynamic challenge of growth processes and climate change in order to become resilient. It is vital today to design in a way that ensures the inclusion of communities by increasing their quality of life in a safe and sustainable manner. Problems of urban heat island, flood and subsidence are the main priorities faced by Bangkok. As a consequence, disaster risk management, ecological improvement and social cohesion are the major focus of our proposal. The Chao Phraya river represents the tight relation between flood risk threats and its connection to people as a symbol of local culture. The riverfront should be easily accessible and not only the property of private developers who might go beyond the negative impacts over communities and cultural heritage and slightly lead to their disappearance. It is time to engage communities and give them back their access to the river and public green spaces in order to boost their local culture and generate a resilient economy.
The core essence of this proposal lies upon the idea that every people living in Bangkok should enjoy and benefit from green and blue systems offered by the city. The aim is to improve connectivity and transportation into a safe and convenient network that would increase the health and wellbeing of all city residents. Sustainable innovative riverfront designs are improving the adaptability and preparedness in case of disasters event such as flood. Community driven actions and public awareness will be increased by educative programs held in the upgrading of unattractive infrastructures or unused interstitial spaces already existing in the city. People will move in a fluid and flexible way towards their daily life occupations thus improving their livelihoods.