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Resurrected Canals

Urban water transport system

Addressing notoriously congested traffic conditions, this concept revives ancient canals of the city to create a modern network of waterways to supplement existing Metropolitan Rapid Transit.

A train-to-boat transfer station and pier will then be built at various intersections of canal lines and rail stations. The development of water transport will reduce commuting time and provide social services at key locations, and includes flood control and pollution reduction measures.

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Speaking from experience
Going with the flow
Rehabilitating a historic city network
Canals: a new transport network for Bangkok?
Acknowledgement prizes for responsive approach in Thailand
“Combining technical exigencies with social needs to reclaim infrastructure as residing in the public domain” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2014 for Asia Pacific
Project Details
Bangkok, Thailand
Santi Sombatwichatorn
Main Author
Santi Sombatwichatorn
D I Designs, Thailand
Pongporn Sudbanthad
Further Author
Pongporn Sudbanthad
D I Designs , Thailand
Acknowledgement prize 2014
Asia Pacific
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