Chapman Taylor attends UK-Thailand Khon Kaen Smart City Workshop in North East Thailand

Associate Director Davide de Visdomini and Senior Architect Antonio Aguilar, from Chapman Taylor’s Bangkok studio, spoke at the UK-Thailand Khon Kaen Smart City Workshop in North East Thailand on 10-11 March.

Day 1: Khon Kaen's Smart City Operation Centre (SCOPC)

The two-day event, hosted by Khon Kaen University and Thailand’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, highlighted the latest smart city initiatives. The first day included a visit to the Khon Kaen's Smart City Operation Centre (SCOPC), where the guests were introduced to the city's initiatives in smart refuse collection, smart healthcare, smart buses and smart parking. There was also a visit to to a battery manufacturing plant to look at the latest battery technology.

Day 2: Avani Hotel, organised by the British Embassy and depa Thailand

On the second day, the attendees took part in a workshop at the city's Avani Hotel, organised by the British Embassy and depa Thailand, with speakers including the Governor of Khon Kaen, the Deputy UK Ambassador to Thailand and a mix of public and private stakeholders. Davide and Antonio spoke about Chapman Taylor’s growing portfolio of smart city projects across Asia as well as other relevant international projects. Among the latest designs we have created for the sector is Hyper City Dong Mo, a 308-hectare smart city masterplan created by our Bangkok studio for a new, technologically advanced urban area beside Lake Dong Mo, near Son Tay in Vietnam.

Hyper City Dong Mo, Smart City

In both China and South East Asia, there is now a strong push by governments to develop smart cities, with the use of tax incentives and other measures to encourage the creation of many new smart districts in the coming decade. Chapman Taylor is already at the forefront of this expansion and will continue to promote the benefits of smart city design, both in South East Asia and throughout the rest of the world.

To read more about the Smart City phenomenon, and our experience in the sector, you can read our Insight paper on the subject here.

Davide De Visdomini

Associate Director, Bangkok

Davide has over 14 years of experience working in architecture and interior design in Italy, Finland, China and Thailand. He has led many key projects in Europe and Asia, including large-scale residential, hospitality, mixed-use and luxury resorts for international clients. His strength lies in a deep understanding of local cultures and user experiences, using these to integrate the needs of clients with each local context.

Davide oversees the design of our projects in South East Asia, including both architectural and interior design, and he manages delivery for our clients alongside our different specialist teams.

Areas of expertise:

Hospitality / Residential / Mixed-Use / Office

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