Iconsiam, stylized as ICONSIAM, and ICS is a mixed-use development on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand.[1] It includes one of the largest shopping malls in Asia, which opened to the public on 9 November 2018,[2] as well as hotels and residences. The ฿54 billion[3] (US$1.5 billion) project was jointly developed by Siam Piwat group, a Thai luxury retail developer, MQDC Magnolia Quality Development, and Charoen Pokphand Group.[4] The complex includes the 5th tallest buildings in Thailand: the 52-story Mandarin Oriental Residences[5] and the 70-floor Magnolias Waterfront Residences.[6]

ICONSIAM
ไอคอนสยาม
Magnolias Waterfront Residences Iconsiam.jpg
ICONSIAM seen from Chao Phraya River
Location299 Charoen Nakhon Soi 5, Charoen Nakhon Road, Khlong San, Bangkok, Thailand 10600
Coordinates13°43′36″N 100°30′38″E / 13.726690°N 100.510498°E / 13.726690; 100.510498
Opening date9 November 2018; 4 years ago (2018-11-09)
Owner
ArchitectUrban Architect Co.Ltd.; Foster + Partners
Total retail floor area525,000 m2 (5,650,000 sq ft) retail floor space
No. of floors10 (including underground)
Parking5,000 cars
Public transit access
Websitewww.iconsiam.com

FeaturesEdit

ICONSIAM Building
  • 525,000 m2 (5,650,000 sq ft) of total retail floor space.[7]
  • The first Siam Takashimaya department store and the first Apple Store in Thailand.[8][9]
  • A 3,000-seat auditorium/exhibition hall[10]
  • Iconsiam Heritage Museum (River Museum Bangkok), a joint venture with The Fine Arts Department of the Ministry of Culture of Thailand.[11]
  • 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.[12][13]
ICS Building

TransportEdit

ICONSIAM is located adjacent to the APM Gold Line Charoen Nakhon Station, which connects to the BTS system at Krung Thon Buri Station. It opened on 16 December 2020.[14] 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.[15] Four piers are built on site for private boats and public ferries.[13][16] Visitors can ride the ferry provided by ICONSIAM from various piers; Sathorn Pier, Sheraton Hotel Bangkok, Si Phraya Pier.[17]

AwardsEdit

The project won several design accolades since its opening, including:

  • Best Design of the Year at the World Retail Awards 2019 hosted by the World Retail Congress;
  • First prize in the Best Shopping Center category at the MAPIC Awards 2019 in Cannes;
  • 2020 VIVA Best-of-the-Best Design and Development Award; and
  • One of the top four finalist in the MPIM International Real Estate Awards 2021 in the Best Shopping Centre category.[18][19]

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Huge Bangkok riverside project unveiled". Travel Daily. 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2017-04-09.
  2. ^ "Thai hearts united to create ground-breaking phenomenon" (Press release). ICONSIAM. 2018-10-30. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  3. ^ Jitpleecheep, Pitsinee (10 November 2018). "Five years in making, megamall makes grand debut". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  4. ^ "About Us". ICONSIAM. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  5. ^ "The Residences breaks Bangkok property records". The Nation. 2017-03-15. Retrieved 2017-04-09.
  6. ^ "ICONSIAM's super-luxury residences open for bookings". Pattaya Mail. 2015-10-28. Retrieved 2017-04-09.
  7. ^ Yuda, Masayuki (16 November 2018). "Bangkok's $1.6bn megamall: Masterstroke or white elephant?". Nikkei Asian Review. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  8. ^ Jitpleecheep, Pitsinee (10 November 2018). "Takashimaya makes splash at Iconsiam". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Apple Iconsiam opens in Bangkok" (Press release). Apple. 2018-11-10. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  10. ^ Jitpleecheep, Pitsinee (22 July 2016). "Iconsiam plans B2bn exhibition hall". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 2017-04-09.
  11. ^ "ICONSIAM Spearheads Collaboration Between Government to Showcase the Artistic, Cultural and Historical Heritage of Thailand at 'ICONSIAM Heritage Museum'". Cision PR Newswire. 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2017-04-09.
  12. ^ Rojanaphruk, Pravit (17 November 2018). "Opinion: Is Iconsiam an Icon of Prosperity or Disparity?" (Opinion). Khaosod English. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Seven Wonders at ICONSIAM". ICONSIAM. 2016-04-15. Archived from the original on 2017-04-10. Retrieved 2017-04-09.
  14. ^ "ประยุทธ์ กดปุ่มเปิด "รถไฟฟ้าสีเขียว-สีทอง" คูคต-ไอคอนสยาม ยังนั่งฟรี". Prachachat. 16 December 2020.
  15. ^ Phataranawik, Phatarawadee (17 November 2018). "The Race for the River". The Nation. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Getting Here". ICONSIAM. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  17. ^ "ICONSIAM : Getting Here". Retrieved 2022-05-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  18. ^ ICONSIAM. "Thailand's Landmark ICONSIAM Ranked Among Top Four Best Shopping Centers in World". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2022-10-21.
  19. ^ EXPOSITIONS, Reed. "MIPIM Awards 2022 - 2021 winners". mipimawards.com. Retrieved 2022-10-21.
Records
Preceded by Tallest building in Thailand
317.95 m (1,043 ft)

2018–present
Incumbent

Coordinates: 13°43′36.1″N 100°30′37.8″E / 13.726694°N 100.510500°E / 13.726694; 100.510500