Asiatique the riverfront

2013
Bangkok - Thailand
Sang Thong Co.,Ltd
200 m²

Asiatique, the riverfront in Bangkok, Thailand, has successfully combined two of the most popular shopping experiences in the city: a night bazaar and a mall. Ten minutes downriver from Saphan Taksin BTS station this once-bustling international trade port has been transformed, with over 1,500 boutiques and 40 restaurants housed under a huge replica warehouse complex. Open from 17:00, spending an evening here is no problem: you’ll have good fun browsing the boutiques, picking up gifts or something for yourself; you are guaranteed to find something you would like to eat and if this isn’t enough entertainment, shows are performed nightly.

A membrane structure, made with Sioen T2108 [now T2117F], covers the entrance of the observation wheel at the Asiatique riverfront in Bangkok. The selection of shops is interesting, with a good range of unusual brands rather than row upon row of tourist trinkets. This bazaar is busy but isn’t overrun by tourists; crowds of locals enjoy coming here too. Asiatique is definitely worth dedicating an evening to. The 60-metre high Sky Wheel on the banks of the Chao Phraya River is definately an eye catcher. The observation/Ferris wheel is a temporary addition to the Bangkok skyline and has been erected as part of a winter festival at Asiatique the Riverfront.

Famous manufacturer Sang Thong Canvas Awning is one of the affiliated companies within Sang Thong Canvas Group and is specialized in the production of awning, canvas, tent, and canvas related product for sun and rain protection. The company has been in business for over 50 years and is the leader in production and installation of tension membrane, retractable canvas roof (skylight, pergola), folding arms awning, drop arms awning, vertical awning, European canopy, warehouse tent, car park roof, and many more.

For the structure at the observation wheel at Asiatique the riverfront , the manufacturer chose Sioen membrane. Our company has more than 110 years of accumulated textile experience, with a dedicated range for tensioned architectural membranes. The T2117F PVDF coating top layer ensures the brilliance and the luster expected from these kinds of creative structures. The flexibility and lightness of the membrane allows architects to go beyond boundaries to create iconic structures. At the time, the T2117F Fluomax product was known under the code T2108.

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