An underused public space in Noeng Loeng, Bangkok, has been refreshed and energized with added greenery and new park furniture. The project is the result of a two month long intensive design-build program, engaging with the community and local students to develop a proposal that would bring life back to the site. The project included both the design of physical improvements - added greenery, seating and play space - and curation of the launch event.

Each corner houses one of the new furniture components: a large L-shaped double-sided bench, a play 'pyramid' with swing and climbing surfaces, notice board, and a two tiered stand / stage. All new equipment was designed and constructed using scrap materials donated by Ford Motor Company Thailand.


The launch, "Nang Loeng: Join Our Craft", welcomed local venders and artisans into the space to share their techniques and cooking skills, while activating the new and improved park environment. The event was a celebration of the history and culture of the local Nang Loeng community. The event encouraged visitors to engage with various participatory activities — food, dance, games and film — which reflect on Nang Loeng’s past, present, and future. The event commemorated the official opening of the Nang Loeng park.


Gian Maria Socci
Rebecca van Beeck
Danny Wills


Nang Loeng Community

Promprop District Office

Royal Crown Property Bureau

Ford Resource and Engagement Center

Ford Motor Company

Urban Studies Lab (USL)

Scholars of Sustenance (SOS)

Lighting & Equipment PLC
Bangkok 1899

Thunda Rerkpaisan
Panas Saengvanich
Chommalee Durongpisitkul
Thanjira Vimonanupong
Patr Vacharanukulkiet
Ramita Yibmontasiri
Bhuvarin Thaveetermsakul
Pattharaprapa Thongprasert
Takrit Mekpanuwat

Supatsorn Boontumma
Punnathorn Phuwichit
Nithikorn Seangkeaw
Pakjira Itthisang
Panchaya Sonkom
Sakdithat Pitakkotchakorn

Boontita Boonsusakul
Tossaporn Sarochsuwan
Chutikarn Kaewudom
Palida Emwattana
Pasinee Kerdpongvanich
Manachanok Tantraporn
Phudtripart Bhudthonamochai
Prao Sirisaksopit
Premmika Taechavarangkul
Pollakrit Naimee
Tanyadhorn Dumrongkijkarn
Thanapond Namnanthasith


PHOTOS: Ford Motor Company