Think of Living:
Grand Canal Land Public Company Limited or “G Land”, one of Thailand’s leading property developers, is making a new history through the launch of “The Super Tower” project. Developed as ASEAN’s tallest building and one of the world’s top 10 skyscrapers, The Super Tower will stand 615 meters tall and have a total of 125 floors. The Super Tower is positioned as not just a world-class attraction but also ASEAN’s new economic hub.
The front area of The Super Tower will be developed as a convention and exhibition center with well over 6,000 square meters of utility space. This center will feature an open-air, green zone on its top, which is definitely perfect for outdoor and recreational activities. In addition, The Super Tower promises to provide adequate parking space and convenient access to shopping as the Shoppes Grand Rama 9 will be directly connected with The Super Tower.
The Super Tower Project is designed under the concept as an environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient facility. It has been developed in line with the requirements for the platinum certification of US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) which Very few high-rise buildings in Thailand have got the LEED certifications to date. In ensuring compliance with the LEED, G Land has paid significant attention to details in all stages from design, to construction, and to post-construction period for the development of The Super Tower. Now, it has been planned that insulated glass will cover the exterior of The Super Tower. Inside, highly-efficient air condition system will be in place inside using the variable air volume (VAV) to ensure a constant temperature.
Energy-efficient materials will be used, and solar cells will be installed to generate some electricity for The Super Tower too. Moreover, bicycle parking space will be available and so will bathrooms to provide convenience to people who travel to their office by bicycles. Indeed, these elements respond so well to city people and truly support their choice of the comfortable, energy-saving transportation mode.
G Land has recruited SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL LLP (SOM), one of the world’s top experts in tall buildings, as the consulting firm for its The Super Tower. Customers, therefore, can be rest assured of The Super Tower’s safety. This world-class skyscraper will have quake-proof design, efficient emergency response system and more. By the time The Super Tower construction is completed in 2019, much of SOM’s modern construction technologies will be transferred into Thailand allowing the country to possess the know-how that can also be shared with others in the future. In all, The Super Tower is going to be the ultimate acme of Thailand’s engineering and architecture industry as it will join the list of the world’s top 10 skyscrapers.