Highly commended

  • WKA Architects

Balloon pavilion

Bangkok, Thailand

December 2001
We were extremely happy to recognise the balloon pavilion by Worapan Klampaiboon in Thailand, a much more complicated object than it seems, because its carefully designed joints have to cope with ever varying winds and currents, yet make a calm white plane hover from its colourful supports. It really does, as Klampaiboon suggests, 'make the heart beat faster'.

Architect: WKA Architects
Worapan Klampaiboon and Pitch Trichasai
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