The authentic vernacular and classical
creations of Ong-ard Satrabhandhu stand as vigorous,
if lone, way signs to a civilized future.
THIS NEW TRADITIONAL URBAN DEVELOPMENT is to revitalize the neighborhood with quality public open space, a return to the more coherent urban order of pedestrian streets and squares, a civic symbol for the city, and the hub of community.
The building design is influenced by vernacular architecture from both East and West, especially Lanna architecture in Northern Thailand and thirteenth century Newars Architecture in Nepal. The significance of the clock tower is symbolic, although it helps break the horizontal building blocks. The Galleria with outdoor cafes and shops is meant to transport visitors back in time.
The market hall and the open space with clock tower exemplify the notion of a village. The wooden market hall from is borrowed from the fifteenth century hall in Monpazier in Southwest France. Ong-ard Architects designed the master plan and architecture for One Nimman at Rincome intersection. With the exception of the Market Hall, the remaining buildings and landscaping are developed by a subsequent firm.