We preview the Thai Landscape Architecture Award (TALA) 2015. The Thai Association of Landscape Architects (TALA) is a group that, according to its own objectives, “aims to raise the standards of landscape architecture and to promote the fellowship of ethics and honor.” One way the association is doing this is through the TALA Awards, which are aimed at honoring the excellence of Thailand’s landscape architects with hopes of promoting the many landscape innovations within Thailand’s landscape and architectural design industries while inspiring the next generation of Thailand’s landscape architects. Each nominated project stands out for its innovation in lighting, planting design, and overall beauty and functionality in the space. Each project also represents the landscape of Thailand and aims to promote environmental responsibility and awareness to the people that use and enjoy them.
Thai Landscape Architecture Award
On behalf of TALA, Landscape Architects Network (LAN) would like to announce the nominees for the TALA awards. The following list of finalists represents the best in landscape architecture. They are honored in eight categories — each category will have one award for excellence and one to three honor awards.
Office buildings do not have to be boring, and these designs show just how spectacular they can be. The nominees include the following projects, all of which are located in Bangkok: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) Headquarters and the Thai Health Center Head Office by XSITE DESIGN STUDIO; the Bang Sue Environmental Education and Conservation Center Project by Group Three Design and, finally, the PTT Eco Forest Rayong Wanarom Learning Center by KV ART&DESIGN.
Community Service / Workshop Project
This final category includes projects that are centered on community involvement and betterment. Projects include Smart Makkasan – Creative Space Workshop 2013 by TCDC by Shma and Arsom Silp Institute of art, Thai Health Promotion Foundation, OHMPPS in Bangkok; Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives (Suan Mokkh Bangko-BIA) in Bangkok by XSiTE Design Studio Co., Ltd.; LANKILA PAT1 at Khlong Chan Housing Community in Bangkok by ShmaSoEn; and, finally, Elephant Kingdom in Surin by PL. Design.