Kimpton Maa-Lai Hotel

The hotel facade consists of orthogonal patterns of different width and depth created by assemblies of various different shapes of precast concrete column, wall and beam panels, all joining and sealing together to form a maze-like grid over the entire facade.


Kimpton Maa-Lai Hotel

Into the grid are inserted window wall, curtain wall, balustrade and louvre elements creating a lively and interesting impression.

The great number of different patterns created were optimised down to a limited number of individual precast panels that must join and sela together to give a weathertight whole, all whilst accomodating the necessary building movements and interfaces with metal framed elements.

The corners are defined with continuous strips of structurally glazed fully unitised curtain wall and the glazing is double glazed laminated with solar control low-e coatings.

The precast patterns continues above roof levels supported by steel structures and adapted to allow MEP enclosures and out- door spaces whilst continuing the architectural language.

The podium and entry levels are defined by a custom stick system allowing for offet glazing planes within the same wall and with varying cap sizes and colours to crate lively patterns.

Generous steel framed glazed cantilevered canopies extend out over the entrances and drop-offs.

The building is part of the Sindhorm Village development Winner of Best-Mixed Used category in the Thailand Property Awards 2021.




Bangkok, Thailand


Kimpton Maa-Lai Hote


architect PLAN Associates

contractor Peterson 1990


GFA 69,000m2 / height 156m / floors 42

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