As a CSR project of the owner Siam City Cement, to create a social ecological sustainable project on a deteriorated orchard land of 22 rai on the Mittraphap highway at Thap Kwang, Khang Khoi, Saraburi.
The objective is to create an environmental education/ preservation awareness place as well as to promote the social service convergence/ interacted place for the local and the tourist for economics that will benefit the local OTOP product and temporary market. Thus, the special blend of rest area with service facilities such as toilets, coffee shop, shops, permanent and temporary local product vendors in the park like atmosphere together with Public Park with agricultural/herbal garden and vernacular landscape were created.
Our main concept from site planning to landscape architectural design were to use the Tub Kwang vernacular landscape as a main landscape scene which embrace the Thai style layout of the community centre / market place of the local Baan Lom Lan and preserve the existing trees.
The ecological sustainable concepts were used extensively throughout the site in all aspects of the landscape design from layout site plan to locate all facilities and buildings from functional and aesthetic approach. Natural surface drainage runoff, together with the owner product of pervious pavement, are to promote the water to charge back to the aquifer in the collecting swale and only the overflow that will carry through a minimum of laid inlet to fill in the big created pond.
Wind / Sun energy were used to create electricity for the lighting as well as to push the turbine to run the water into the stream and waterfall.
One of a very important message is in our selection of plant materials which are very common vernaculars plants that many are recognized as weed. They will be used to show it natural beauty potential to the eyes of the local as well as the big city dweller not to overlook them no matter how common they and wish people will nurture and preserve such common beauty.