Thai-style artwork to adorn the MRT’s ‘heritage’ line 7
Talk of the town: Sanam Chai Station as designed by renowned Thai architect, Pinyo Suwankiri, 1994 National Artist in the Visual Art.
Thai tradition: Sanam Chai Station was designed by renowned Thai architect, Pinyo Suwankiri, a 1994 National Artist in the Visual Arts. The station, expected to open in September of next year, is one of four that will not just become transit points but a feast for the eyes due to their decoration.
Way to Chinatown: Wat Mangkon, a station near Yaowarat Chinatown is designed to exude Chinese traditional culture.
Thai swan: Itsaraphap Station features the mythical gold swan in honour of Wat Hong Rattanaram nearby.
Historic excavation: Construction of MRT Blue Line’s Extension in Rattanakosin Island, known as a cultural and historic landmark zone of the country required extreme care. While construction was taking place, contractors uncovered valuable artefacts underground which will be displayed at Sanam Chai station.
Chinese influence: Wat Mangkon, a station near Yaowarat Chinatown, was designed to exude traditional Chinese culture with its bright red colours alluding to abundance.