New terminal at Suvarnabhumi – netizens suspect it was inspired by Japan

New terminal at Suvarnabhumi – netizens suspect it was inspired by Japan

Sanook reported that many Thai netizens were conjecturing that the design for the new Terminal Two at Bangkok’s main airport is inspired by a Japanese museum.

It bears a strong resemblance to the architecture of the Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum in southern Japan, they said.

The design is a join collaboration of Thai architect Duangrit Bunnag and Japanese colleague Nikken Sekkei.

Duangrit has gone online to say that the design work is all his own. Nikken helped with logistical matters.

The design is made to look like trees with spreading upper branches reaching high into the terminal.

Sanook reported that people liked the design and said it was a good example of “Eastern Architecture”.

But many wondered if it would fit in with the architecture of the surroundings exemplified by the present Suvrnabhumi terminal.

Source: Thaivisa / Sanook