King Power MahaNakhon (Thai: คิง เพาเวอร์ มหานคร), formerly known as MahaNakhon (มหานคร), is a mixed-use skyscraper in the Silom/Sathon central business district of Bangkok, Thailand. It was opened in December 2016. It features the unconventional appearance of a glass curtain walled square tower with a cuboid-surfaced spiral cut into the side of the building.
Top 5 tallest (Thailand)
The skyscraper with a twisted pixellated façade is now Thailand’s tallest building at 314.2 metres, snatching the title from Baiyoke Tower II, which held the record at 304 metres for nearly two decades.Baiyoke Tower II was completed in 1997, it topped the previous record set by ‘Jewelry Trade Centre’ by a good 80 metres.
The vertical structure of the MahaNakhon Tower is made of a central RC core wall of 23 x 23 m at the basement and is gradually reduced to 23 x 14 m to the top of the tower, providing structural stability to lateral loads such as wind and seismic action. The gravitational load is mostly supported by 12 mega columns surrounding the core along its height.
Ole Scheeren (born 6 January 1971) is a German architect, urbanist and principal of Büro Ole Scheeren Group with offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Berlin and Bangkok and a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong since January 2010.
MahaNakhon Tower itself has been carefully carved to introduce a distinctive profile while generating a set of specific features – projecting glass skyboxes with sweeping views and generous indoor/outdoor spaces with plunge pools and oversized terraces The pixels have been designed to maximize unobstructed panoramas for the residences, offering rare bird’s-eye views of the city and the Chaophraya River.