MahaNakhon is the name of Thailand’s tallest mixed-use real estate development which consists of 5 key components:
The name MahaNakhon comes from the Thai language name for Bangkok—Krung Thep Mahanakhon, and means “great metropolis”.
As the tallest building in Thailand, the MahaNakhon building is a landmark development for Bangkok.
MahaNakhon was officially recognized by the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat in April 2016 as Thailand and Bangkok’s tallest building, at 314 meters.
The total development occupies approximately 3.6 acres of land (15,000 sqm) which in Thai terms is approximately 9 Rai.
Bank financing for the MahaNakhon development is provided by The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited (in syndication with TISCO Bank).
MahaNakhon is developed by PACE Development Corporation PLC (SET : PACE).
PACE Development is the leader in Thai luxury property and hospitality, focused on the high-end consumer.
Recognized for introducing new trends to the market and redefining urban living standards, PACE is also a leading international retailer, as the global owner of Dean & DeLuca.
The total project value is approximately 36,000 Million Baht (USD $1 billion).
As Thailand’s tallest building, construction of MahaNakhon is being completed in several phases typical for a property of this scale.
MahaNakhon Cube which is the smaller commercial retail outlet component has been completed in 2014. MahaNakhon’s main tower includes The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok, The Bangkok Edition and further commercial retail outlets plus observatory. Residences are currently in transfer with the owners moving into the building already. The main tower was officially completed in 2016. The automated parking building was completed in 2016. The Bangkok Edition and Observatory will open to the public in 2017/18.
Bangkok is considered a low risk earthquake zone. MahaNakhon is designed to withstand earthquakes as per the standards set by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC which are an international set of guidelines.
The main contractor for construction of MahaNakhon is Bouygues-Thai Ltd., part of the worldwide Bouygues Group, a diversified French company employing over 100,000 people around the world, with core activities in building and civil works. Bouygues-Thai has built many of the tallest and most important buildings in Thailand over the past 30 years.
Piling by leading piling contractor SEAFCO commenced in 2011. The main contractor for construction, Bouygues-Thai Ltd. commenced work in 2012.
MahaNakhon has been designed to minimize impact on environmental surroundings. This includes waste water treatment before release, low-E triple glazed glass windows to insulate the Residences, automated parking system, large landscaped greenery area and energy efficient lights and lifts plus VRV airconditioning systems.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok as part of MahaNakhon is located in the prime central business district of Bangkok, between Sathorn and Silom Road at 114 Narathiwat Road adjacent to BTS Chongnonsi and BRT terminal station.
The Chao Phraya River is approximately 1.2 km away to the west direction, and Lumpini Park is approximately 1km away in the east direction. See Map
By road, the distance and travel time to the airport is approximately 40km or 35 – 45 minutes (allow more time during rush hour). It is also possible to use the BTS Skytrain system and Airport Rail-link system to get to Bangkok International Airport, which takes approximately 45 minutes.
The entire MahaNakhon development is a freehold development.
Located in front of MahaNakhon CUBE, MahaNakhon Media Wall is a 1,000 sq.m. LED wall which provides content reflecting Thailand’s tallest building, including cultural elements, news and advertising.
“Bangkok Soul” is a landmark sculpture by Jaume Plensa, one of the world’s renowned artists and sculptors. Installed in front of MahaNakhon Tower and standing 9m tall, the sculpture features Thai and multiple alphabet characters combining in a crouching human form to demonstrate the symbolic nature of language. The human form they make up represents hope, beauty and unity. See for yourself, please take a picture and share on social media using the hashtag #MahaNakhon – just try not to touch!!