Satorn’s Central Pier
The project learning objectives are to study the impact of site and human activities on architectural design; to understand quality and quantity of space for public uses; to analyze and translate the users’ behaviors into architectural design; and to study structure, details, and material uses related to program in architectural design. This Satorn’s pier is one of the important nodes of transportation on Chao-Praya River. It is a central pier station which connects to the mass transit system, BTS at Taksin station, and is near by Silom area, a CBD of Bangkok. The Satorn pier has several types of passengers come to cross the Chao-Praya River everyday. The pier has many existing programs that serve the passengers activities and needs such as small flee market, public motorcycle and rickshaw parking, small retail shops, and tourist information center. The pier design should be related to the programs and solve the problems resulting from the site surroundings. The site and environment setting must be concerned in the design. In addition, the design must address an appropriate structure to the functions and form.