MahaNakhon, Bangkok’s impressive pixelated building

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The race to build the tallest building in the world that we have been living in recent years is nothing new. In fact, in medieval times there was already competition to create the tallest cathedral, since it was a way of showing that in that place God was loved more than in the rest of the territories. And we can go back even further. In their time, the Sumerians built ziggurats and the Egyptians pyramids. The goal in both cases was to be as close to heaven as possible, while paying homage to the gods. Of course, it must be borne in mind that ambition has always been present in architects and masons. With the passage of time, in addition, the builders realized that, the higher the height, the more the plot of land was used, something very practical in large cities, where the available square meters are scarce.

Logically, the world has changed a lot since then, but the desire to build tall buildings remains just as present. The main difference is that thanks to technological advances today we can find buildings whose height is impressive. This is the case of the MahaNakhon , considered the tallest building in Thailand. Of course, in this case not only the height is surprising, but its external appearance, since it seems to be pixelated. Would you like to find out more about it? Well, you just have to join us!

Tallest building in Thailand, at the moment

The skyscraper that we show you today is called MahaNakhon and it is located in Bangkok. Specifically, it is located in the financial district of Sathon. As we have mentioned before, it is the tallest building in Thailand. And it is that it has 77 plants spread over 314 meters high. Yes! You read that right! However, this distinction will not last long, since in 2019 the inauguration of the IX Super Tower Rama is planned, a structure that will reach 615 meters in height, almost double that of the MahaNakhon.

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A surprising exterior appearance

What is most striking about this project designed by the German architect Ole Scheeren is not its height, but its external appearance, since it has been designed as if it were a pixelated structure, something that has been possible thanks to the use of cubes. glass, which are divided horizontally and vertically. On the other hand, it is important to bear in mind that the architect of the project has created inlets and outlets in order to enhance the panoramic views of the city. As the architect pointed out on his website, the skyscraper has been carefully carved with the aim of introducing a three-dimensional ribbon of architectural pixels that wrap around to reveal the inner life of the structure.

Multiple uses

The 10,000 square meters of the building accommodate all kinds of spaces. In fact, the MahaNakhon will house 200 apartments of the Ritz-Carlton Residences (apparently, the square meter of these houses could reach 250,000 baht); 100 rooms at the Bangkok Edition Boutique Hotel, which will be operated by Marriot International; different shops and restaurants (the one located on the roof deserves a separate mention, since it offers 360º panoramic views over the city); a spectacular platform that will serve as a viewpoint … In addition, a 1,000 square meter plaza has been built in front of the building where different cultural activities will take place.

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The MahaNakhon was inaugurated on August 29 with an impressive light show and fireworks. Then we leave you with our gallery , where you will find more images of this spectacular building located in Thailand. Do not miss it!