Bangkok

Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park

A park that has Bangkok's future at heart.

Publish Date: 11 October 2019

When is a park more than just a park? Offering a welcoming glimpse of green in central Bangkok, this 12-acre park at the country’s oldest university was designed with sustainability in mind.

Instead of creating a regular public park dotted with decorative trees, Landprocess architecture firm incorporated a variety of water management functions that could prove vital to Bangkok’s future.

Centenary Park has been described as a giant rain garden and is capable of sustainably collecting and treating water, as such helping to decrease the city's very real flood risks and reduce the urban heat island effect.

Of course, the design keeps the public's daily needs in mind, with walkways, benches and even an underground function room on offer. Fixed exercise bicycles serve the added function of generating energy to help oxygenate the wetlands. Now that’s pedal power!

How to get there: CU Centenary Park is a breezy 12-minute walk (or shorter jog) from S@S Bangkok. Simply cross Rama 1 Road and take a left down Chulalongkorn Soi 5 (you can’t miss the Stadium One sign). Follow that road and you’ll eventually hit the park.

342/23 Chulalongkorn Soi 9

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