Iconsiam, stylized as ICONSIAM, and ICS is a mixed-use development on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand. It includes one of the largest shopping malls in Asia, which opened to the public on 9 November 2018, as well as hotels and residences. The ฿54 billion (US$1.5 billion) project is being developed as a joint venture by Siam Piwat group, a Thai high-end shopping mall developer, MQDC Magnolia Quality Development, and Charoen Pokphand Group. The complex will include two of the tallest buildings in Bangkok upon completion: the 52-storey Mandarin Oriental Residences and the 70-floor Magnolias Waterfront Residences.
|Location||299 Charoen Nakhon Soi 5, Charoen Nakhon Road, Khlong San, Bangkok, Thailand 10600|
|Opening date||9 November 2018|
|Architect||Urban Architect Co., Ltd.|
|Total retail floor area||525,000 m2 (5,650,000 sq ft) retail floor space|
|No. of floors||10 (including underground)|
|Public transit access|
|"The Icon of Eternal Prosperity"|
- ICONSIAM Building
- 525,000 m2 (5,650,000 sq ft) of total retail floor space.
- Two shopping malls, IconSiam and IconLuxe.
- The first Siam Takashimaya department store in Thailand.
- The first Apple Store in Thailand.
- Dear Tummy Premium Supermarket operated by Siam Piwat
- 7-Eleven Modern Premium Convenience store
- SOOK Siam, an indoor floating market.
- A 3,000-seat auditorium/exhibition hall named "True ICON Hall", with True Corporation, opened in July 2019.
- Icon Cineconic the cinema by Major Cineplex 14 Cinemas.
- ClubICON by Fitness First.
- Iconsiam Heritage Museum (River Museum Bangkok), a joint venture with The Fine Arts Department of the Ministry of Culture of Thailand, opening in October 2020.
- Two residential buildings, the Magnolia Waterfront Residences (318m and 70 floors, 300 units) and The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, (272m, 52 floors, 146 units).
- A riverside park with an area of more than 10,000 m2 (110,000 sq ft) along the Chao Phraya River and a riverside walkway.
- ICS Building
ICONLUXE Facade Engineering is the longest pleated glass façade in the world. ICONLUXE is one of the zones in ICONSIAM where the international luxury brands are located. The purpose of this façade design is to make the store look prestigious, but keeping in line with Thai design. “Krathong” (the Thai handcraft) is the inspiration of the folding design. The architecture uses glass as the main material to express the contrast between strength and gentleness. Every piece of glass is 17–24 meters in length and specially made in and imported from Germany. Each piece was engineered in such a way that the final façade has no pole to support its weight. The most complex component of the construction was the fact that each glass was beveled in different directions. The most important part was the calculation of force exercised by every piece of glass, the ground and the overall construction. The purpose of this clear glass construction is to reflect the light and show the beauty of the Chao Phraya River.
ICONSIAM is working with the Urban Design and Development Centre (UDDC) at Chulalongkorn University, the Marine Department of the Transport Ministry, and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to upgrade four river piers—Sathorn, Ratchawong, Tha Dindaeng, and Ratcha Nevy—by June 2019.
Iconsiam reportedly spent one billion baht on its grand opening.
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