Hidden downtown park wins award for Chulalongkorn

Centenary Park in Bangkok. Photo: Chulalongkorn University
Centenary Park in Bangkok. Photo: Chulalongkorn University

A green space in more than name, Chulalongkorn University’s Centenary Park won international recognition for being an “invaluable addition to the ecological landscape,” the university announced yesterday.

The 29-rai (4.6 hectare) park located in the sois Chula west of the downtown university was chosen as the best large built space by World Landscape Architecture.

“Chulalongkorn Centenary Park is the first critical piece of green infrastructure for the city of Bangkok, designed to mitigate detrimental ecological issues and add much-needed outdoor public space to the grey city,” the group said in giving this year’s award to the park.

Centenary Park consists of a specially designed wetland with a rain garden, retention pond and underground water drainage system.

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