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Landscape Architecture Frontiers

Landsc. Archit. Front.    2018, Vol. 6 Issue (1) : 76-87
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Local Design Responding to Urban Problems— The Metro-Forest Project, Bangkok
Landscape Architects of Bangkok()
185/1 Sukhumvit 12, Khlong Toei, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
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To respond to the urban problems and to increase forest areas in the city, an urban forest reflecting Bangkok’s former landscape was designed and constructed. To create diverse forest ecology and stimulate plant growth, Miyawaki’s ecological method to reforestation was implemented, and local tree species were used for pioneer planting as they had once established territorial populations around Bangkok. The layout of the species was carefully grouped, and planting locations were also carefully selected. The skywalk and observation tower were designed to minimize disturbance of the burgeoning forest and allow close-up views of the maturing canopy. This project is distinguished by strong design gestures that are well integrated into the landscape by using Bangkok’s design language, creating a space truly to inspire public awareness of urban forestry and the importance of environmental stewardship in Thailand.

Keywords Urban Forest      Local Tree Species      Succession of Tree Species      Canopy      Education     
Corresponding Authors: Landscape Architects of Bangkok   
Issue Date: 28 March 2018
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Landscape Architects of Bangkok. Local Design Responding to Urban Problems— The Metro-Forest Project, Bangkok[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2018, 6(1): 76-87.
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