Elephant World (C3 no.413)


Bangkok Project Studio

C3 no.413 / pp.74-99 (26 pages)


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Elephant World _ Bangkok Project Studio

Surin Province, Thailand, 2020

A complex for elephants and humans to share
Elephant World, a government-sponsored attraction in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Surin, addresses the exploitation that tourism has brought to both elephants and the local Kui people who traditionally live with them. It also addresses deforestation, and was built on an arid plateau requiring no forest clearance. Three complimentary buildings deliver sustainability and use local materials. […]