‘The PARQ’ Unveils ‘LIFE WELL BALANCED’ Design, Setting Sustainable Future Benchmark for Bangkok

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 In Press Release

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  • Emphasizes everyday wellbeing through superior building standards under ‘Life Well Balanced’ concept.
  • Aims to be first development in Thailand to be both LEED Gold and WELL Gold certified.
  • ‘Work, Eat, Shop and Live Well’ – four pillars underpin design and construction, define Bangkok’s most progressive development.

13 June, 2018. Bangkok, Thailand TCC Assets (Thailand) Co., Ltd. today unveiled the pioneering designs of ‘The PARQ’, the THB 20 billion mixed-use development on Rama IV. The first phase of The PARQ, with an investment value of THB 8 billion, will comprise Grade A commercial office, ‘The PARQ Workplace’, and concept retail called ‘The PARQ Life’. The development unites innovative architecture, sustainable designs and integrated smart services under the ‘Life Well Balanced’ concept to elevate the level of working and living in Bangkok. Ready for occupancy by the end of 2019, The PARQ aims to be the first development to target both LEED Gold and WELL Gold certifications, marking it as Bangkok’s most progressive development.

“It’s a true honor to unveil The PARQ’s design and development vision. The PARQ reflects the intersection of a new creative workplace with a progression in lifestyle, working spaces that promotes wellbeing, sustainability and direct accessibility to everyday needs that promote a healthy lifestyle,” said Ms. Su Lin Soon, CEO-Development of The PARQ. “With a prime location next to the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre (QSNCC), and direct access to the QSNCC MRT Station and Benjakitti Park, The PARQ represents an exciting new addition in the fast-growing QSNCC node.”

The PARQ’s overall design for Phase 1 features an elongated 16-floor tower separated into two wings. Joined at the upper floors, it features a striking laminated glass façade. The three lower floors are dedicated retail and lifestyle spaces, and the two components are connected by an expansive roof garden ideally suited for outdoor and indoor activities that enhance active, balanced lifestyles.

‘The PARQ Workplace’ is Grade A commercial office space created to match the needs of leading domestic and international corporates seeking an innovative space that sets new standards in employee and occupants’ quality of life. Highlights include column-free rectangular floorplates of up to 5,000 square meters and 3-meter high ceilings for greater tenant flexibility to design floor plans. The workplace of the future emphasizes the need for offices to deliver physical and mental wellbeing to enhance employee engagement and retention. Each wing of the tower will enjoy individualized lobbies, with high capacity destination-controlled lifts and security control systems, insulated Low-E Glass façade, LED lighting integrated with daylight sensors, acoustic ceiling systems and indoor air-quality controlling mechanisms.

“The PARQ sets a sustainable future benchmark for Bangkok. LEED and WELL building standards work symbiotically to ensure that buildings and communities preserve precious resources for a brighter future. It was important for us to aim to pioneer this for Thailand, to present the best manifestation of office and retail spaces,” explained Urasate Navanugraha, Director, Asset Development Frasers Property.

‘Q Garden’, a 3,400 square meter open-air rooftop garden

The PARQ Life is a dynamic 12,000 square meters of curated retail spaces, restaurants, supermarket and food court, under the ‘Eat Well and Shop Well’ concept. In line with the ‘Life Well Balanced’ vision, dedicated fitness, sport, beauty, wellness services, as well as socially and environmentally responsible retail options will feature abundantly. In addition, the supermarket will stock a wider range of organic and healthy products than a typical supermarket, while the food court will feature plenty of dining choices with less sodium, sugar and oil. With an expected captive population of 15,000 people within The PARQ development and a further 85,000 within the QSNCC node, the retail market potential at The PARQ Life is abundant.

‘Interior of The PARQ Life’

Finally, the ‘Build Well’ concept incorporated throughout the development sees smart services interlinked with LEED and WELL features. These include UV emitters to ensure superior air quality, smart carpark ventilation control and carbon monoxide sensors, smart amenities for bathrooms, and a low-noise criterion – all designed to enhance the pleasant interior conditions. Additional WELL features at The PARQ include:

  • Air: Sensors to monitor air quality, creating optimal indoor air quality.
  • Water: Safe drinking water provided through filtration system.
  • Light: 75% of workstations located within 7.5 meters of a window, increasing natural light access, and lights programmed to maintain optimal circadian rhythms.
  • Fitness: Host health and wellness educational seminar series, and wellness library hosted online for all occupants.
  • Mind: More than 350 trees within the development to fulfil inherent human need to affiliate with nature.

A unifying feature found throughout the development is Biophilic Design, an evolution of green architecture that connects people and nature with a focus on aspects that contribute to human health and productivity. This includes the ‘Q Garden’, a 3,400 square meter open-air rooftop garden with verdant planting and water features in addition to 7,000 square meters of green areas integrated throughout the development so occupants and visitors can easily access moments with nature at all times.

“It’s no longer just about the latest building technology or wellness as a standalone concept – it’s about combining the best of practices holistically to give the best experience for the building occupants and visitors. With The PARQ, we truly believe that life really is best enjoyed when it is a life well balanced,” concluded Urasate Navanugraha.