Purple Elephant Thonglor
Located in the heart of Bangkok's CBD, Purple Elephant is an International School for early years student. Landscape Tectonix Limited was appointed as a landscape design consultant for its new campus in 2016. There have been many existing trees on site surrounded by single houses as neighbor. The design strategies are 1. to keep all existing trees on site 2. to maximize the virgin green area on ground as much as we can 3. to provide many functional spaces required by the school 4. to enhance the school's philosophy by creating the sustainable design 5. to camouflage all man-made elements into the nature. We decided to raise up all functional spaces "above" the ground as an elevated structure and connect all spaces an elevated walkway to capitalize the virgin green on the ground creating "the forest" inside the school. All elevated walkways, created sense of discovery, are well connected throughout the garden with "Nooks" located in different levels providing the outdoor classrooms and multi-function spaces for children. The design is strategically integrated garden, playground and outdoor classroom as one large garden allowing "Kid" to play, stay and learn with their own imagination and creativity.