The architect who designed the largest rooftop farm in Bangkok, Kotchakorn Voraakhom has another innovative water management solution: the Centenary Park.
This remarkable park, located also in Bangkok, has been ingeniously created to store large amounts of rainwater and keep nearby streets flood free. The Park has a multipurpose design, including a water retaining green roof, wetlands, a detention lawn, and a retention pond.
These features not only provide flood relief, but are also recreational spaces and educational resources for the city. Using its unique three-degree slope design, the park ingeniously uses gravity to direct rainfall from the highest point within its boundaries towards the retention pond. Equipped with large storage tanks, it ensures optimal utilization of water, with the capacity to store up to one million gallons during severe flooding.
In addition to the ecological benefits, this green space also serves the nearby university community by providing eight outdoor seating areas, an herb garden, and an amphitheater. The four interconnected wetlands do more than just purify water; they also encourage a bond with nature and inspire exploration. The lawn, ingeniously doubling as a rainwater collection zone, along with the retention pond, offers spaces for both leisure and physical activities.
Stationary water bicycles, available for visitors, not only foster recreation but also stimulate water circulation and oxygenation. This project is an innovative step towards greener and more sustainable urban solutions.