This list shows some of the most prominent construction projects in Bangkok. This post doesn’t include transport and infrastructure projects, such as the planned metro and regional railway expansion. I will create another article about the future Bangkok metro.
Future Bangkok Map
Projects that are mentioned here are pinned on this map.
[Map of Future Bangkok.]
Address: Wireless, Rama IV, Sathorn road, Bangkok.
One Bangkok is the Suan Lum Night Bazaar redevelopment project opposite Lumpini Park. One Bangkok will be a mixed-use development featuring office towers, luxury hotels, luxury condos, and retail spaces. Work has begun and the first section is due to open in 2021, with final completion by 2025.
This development is like a fully-formed city within a city. Regular cities don’t even have a downtown as big as this development, and here is Bangkok putting a whole city in a city like it’s no big deal.
Read more about One Bangkok.
Dusit Central Park
Address: Rama IV Road, Silom.
Dusit Central Park is a planned mixed use development featuring three-towers of 78, 46, and 40 storeys. The site is at the historic Dusit Thani Hotel next to the Silom BTS/MRT interchange, opposite Lumpini Park. The hotel will remain open until January 2019, so expect work to begin soon after.
[Image via richmonts.com.]
Address: Ratchadamri Road, Bangkok.
Soonthareeya Ratchadamri is the planned AUA (American University Alumni) site redevelopment on Ratchadamri Road. The plot is a long and skinny block of land next to the American Embassy grounds. It was proposed in 2010 but so far the block remains empty. It was originally planned at 345 metres, which would have made it the tallest skyscraper in Bangkok by now. It is currently planned for 262 metres/56 storeys.
The Unicorn Phayathai
[The Unicorn (image via jec.com).]
The Unicorn Phayathai (previously listed as Phayathai Complex) is a mixed-use development next to Phayathai BTS. It will include The Eastin Grand Hotel Phayathai. After years of being on hold, the project got underway in 2017. The 55 storey / 239.70 M will be ideally located for airport connections when the airport train connecting DMK-BKK is operating.
[Image via projectalliance.co.th.]
[Image via thaiobayashi.co.th.]
Address: Corner Silom and Convent Road, Bangkok.
Park Silom is a proposed 38-storey, 204-metre high mixed-use commercial/office tower. In May 2018 work began on demolishing the buildings on this block.
Address: Silom Road, Bangkok.
34 storey tower on Silom Road.
Address: Corner Si Lom and Rama IV Road, Bangkok.
Silom Edge is a redevelopment of the former Silom Center building.
Silom Edge Updates:
FPT redevelopment efforts to create Silom Edge – [21/10/21]
“Former Silom Center building to become a new sandbox community in the capital’s central business district.”
The corner of Silom and Rama 4 is getting a big makeover. Here’s what it’ll look like. – [26/08/15]
“There’s a lot of development in store for the city. For one, the now defunct Robinson Silom is finally getting a facelift. And we’re very excited about it.”
Address: Makkasan, Bangkok.
One of the biggest projects in the city has been languishing in the “too hard” basket for years. The Makkasan Complex is on the massive Makkasan train factory and railyard area owned by the State Railway of Thailand. This is the big green space next to the Makkasan Station Airport Rail Link.
The initial proposal in 2005 had a plan for twin 99 storey towers (Bangkok Towers), along with office and apartment towers, shopping malls, and conference facilities. Since then different renders have surfaced over the years, including a sensible plan to turn the land into a “Central Park” of Bangkok. A park would be a welcome addition to this part of Bangkok (or any part really), but this development has been proposed to pay down debts, and sensible plans don’t pay the bills.
An update in September 2021 reported that the tallest tower in Thailand will be built here.
Read more about the Makkasan Train Factory Redevelopment.
EmSphere Bangkok is a retail development on Sukhumvit Road next to Benjasiri Park. This project is part of the EM District around Phrom Phong BTS Station (the other malls being The Emporium and EmQuartier).
EmSphere will include a 34-storey tower and shopping mall. Also on the site is an entertainment venue (Em Live) that can hold 6,000 people.
Benchasiri Alliance Hotel
Address: Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan, Bangkok.
Next to EmSphere is the Benchasiri Alliance Hotel project.
Supalai ICON Sathorn
Supalai ICON Sathorn is a 56-storey mixed-use tower featuring residential, office space, and retail. The project is on the site of the former Australian embassy, which has since moved to Wireless Road.
O-NES Tower is a 29-storey, 160-metre office tower by Thai Obayashi. The building will have direct access to Nana Station on the Sukhumvit line.
[Image via jll.co.th.]
Address: Sukhumvit 7, Bangkok.
JLK Tower is a 31 Storey tower next to Nana BTS Station.
One City Center (OCC)
One City Center (OCC) is a 50 storey/264-metre office tower near Ploenchit BTS stations.
Forza Bangkok Sukhumvit
Address: Sukhumvit 29, Bangkok.
Hotel Forza Bangkok Sukhumvit is a 28-storey (105-metre) hotel development on Sukhumvit 29.
Jen Bangkok Thonglor by Shangri-La
Address: Sukhumvit 55, Bangkok.
Jen Bangkok Thonglor by Shangri-La is a 29-story hotel on Thonglor Road.
Muniq Phrom Phong
Address: Sukhumvit 39, Bangkok.
Muniq Phrom Phong is a 34-storey apartment development near Phrom Phong BTS.
Hotel Indigo Thonglor
Address: 991 Sukhumvit Rd (next to Thonglor BTS), Bangkok.
Hotel Indigo Thonglor is on the site of the project previously listed as 991 Sukhumvit in front of Thonglor BTS.
[Image via projectalliance.co.th.]
Address: Corner of Petchaburi and Phayathai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok.
Mixed-use building (hotel, office and retail), 45 floors, 4 basements with car park.
Address: 288 Phetchaburi Rd, Ratchathewi, Bangkok.
“Presenting Bangkok’s new luxury residence where the world is at your doorstep with zero distance to the soon-to-launch MTR Ratchathewi, a 300-metre walking distance from BTS Ratchathewi and only 700 metres or 1 BTS station from Siam.”
Park Origin Ratchathewi
Park Origin Ratchathewi is a 42-storey private condominium with only 264 residential units and a ceiling height of 4.25 metres. The project is next to the future Ratchathewi Orange Line station
Central Embassy Extension
Address: Corner of Phloen Chit and Witthayu Roads, Bangkok.
Central Embassy Extension is – as the name suggests – an extension of the current Central Embassy at Phloen Chit. The extension has been made possible by the sale of the British Embassy for £420m.
Fury as British Embassy in Ploenchit bulldozed – sold to the Central Group for nearly ฿16 billion in record deal – [14/08/19]
British Embassy quietly trying to sell their downtown home for THB18 billion – [30/08/16]
Address: Sukhumvit 103, Bang Na, Bangkok.
Bangkok Mall is billed as the largest mall in Southeast Asia.
Shopping mall three times the size of Siam Paragon to launch in Bangna – [12/05/14]
10th Avenue is a mixed-use development featuring office, hotel and retail space. The tower (54 floors/230 metres) includes The Edition Hotel Bangkok. The project is being built on the site of the former Chuvit Garden.
From the developers website: “The total Gross Floor Area is 117,750 sqm that includes retail space, grade-A office, 200 keys of a five-stars hotel with Bangkok’s largest infinity pool, and an observation deck situated on the 54th floor at the height of 230 metres. Designed to be fully-integrated to the lively neighborhood of Bangkok where expats, locals, and tourists are able to foster new visions and luxury yet convenient lifestyle here at 10th Avenue.”
10th Avenue News
How Chuwit got his erection: Soapy massage tycoon finally gets lucrative project off the ground, 20 years after his arrest – [03/02/23]
“Twenty years ago, Chuwit bulldozed dozens of businesses on land he owned in the dead of night. That began a redemption arc that has now come full circle with him getting what he originally wanted: a valuable development project.”
Sukhumvit’s Chuvit Garden to be paved over for mall – [18/01/18]
“A downtown pocket park owned by a former politician who served jail time for demolishing its former tenants’ businesses will be developed into a commercial property.”
ICONSIAM is a mixed-use development including two malls, hotels and residences. The complex is on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, and the towers will briefly hold the record of the tallest buildings in Bangkok. The complex includes the Magnolias Waterfront Residences and the Mandarin Oriental Residences (which is nearly opposite the Mandarin Oriental Hotel).
ICONSIAM may herald the beginning of making the other side of the river cool.
Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences and Capella Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences and Capella Hotel covers over 14 acres on the Chao Phraya riverfront. It features two luxury hotels and a landmark ultra-luxury 73 storeys residential tower.
Address: Sukhumvit 40, Bangkok.
T-One (formerly Ichitan Tower) is a 42-storey office tower by ICHITAN Group PCL.
Ashton Chula Silom construction was completed in 2018.
The Esse Asoke
The Esse Asoke is a 55-storey/254 M tower midway down Sukhumvit 21. Construction was completed in 2018
Address: 1111 Thanon Samsen, Thanon Nakhon Chai Si, Dusit District, Bangkok.
The new parliament house of Thailand (Sappaya-Sapasathan) opened in April 2021. Sappaya-Sapasathan is now the world’s largest parliament building. overtaking the record from the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest.
Nimit Langsuan is a super-luxury residential development in Lumphini. The 210-metre, 54-floor tower is on the northern side of Lumphini Park, looking like a tower that presides over Central Park in New York.
Bangkok Observation Tower
Address: Chao Phraya River.
The Bangkok Observation Tower is a 459-metre-high tower on the banks of Chao Phraya River. The tower will be built purely as an observation tower with no commercial space for rent inside the tower.
Bangkok Observation Tower Updates:
Observation tower on shaky ground – [15/07/20]
“The Bangkok Observation Tower Foundation, formed by major private business groups, has notified the Treasury Department of its request to cancel the lease contract to develop the much-touted Chao Phraya riverside observation tower.”
Bangkok observation tower to be built with no bidding – [27/06/17]
“The cabinet on Tuesday approved a plan to build a 4.6-billion-baht observation tower in Bangkok without a call for bids.”
Smile Square News
Cachet set to stamp its mark on Asia-Pacific – [09/06/17]
“In Bangkok, Cachet has signed a management contract with Cachet Delux Hotel, a 63-room hotel located in the mixed-use Smile Square complex being built on Petchaburi Road.”
Cancelled/Never Built Projects
Grand Rama 9 Tower
Address: Grand Square, Rama IX Road, Huai Khwang, Bangkok.
The Grand Rama 9 Tower (formerly known as Rama IX Super Tower) is currently under construction, and at 615 metres it would have earned its grand/super tower name. The tower was to include office space, a hotel, a shopping mall, and an observation deck.
Address: 991 Sukhumvit Rd, Thonglor, Bangkok.
991 Sukhumvit was a planned 60-storey 244-metre luxury apartment tower next to Thonglor BTS station at 991 Sukhumvit Rd. The site now shows advertising for Hotel Indigo Thonglor.