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CHONBURI, THAILAND

CASE STUDY OF AMATA: TRANSITION TO CLIMATE RESILIENT INDUSTRIAL PARK 

2018

The objective of the project was to develop an extensive master plan document, that would include a series of goals and guidelines to transform an existing 42 square kilometers industrial park into a sustainable and innovative industrial estate development.  Our research and design approach included landscape and industrial ecology planning to transform into a sustainable industrial park that could serve as a model to Thailand and the Southeast Asian region.  More than 200.000 people currently commute to work everyday to the industrial park.  As part of this master plan and research project, estudioOCA developed a sustainable transportation network that worked together with the proposed green infrastructure project structure.  

 

In order to look at issues such as flood, drought mitigation, sustainable transportation networks, and other environmental issues such as mangrove and wetlands restoration, we worked at three main scales: small (industrial estate site specific scale), medium (peri-urban  scale) and  large (regional scale).

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estudioOCA developed a number of detailed planning and design proposals that would help transform a conventional industrial park into a future eco-industrial park development.   Including the establishment of an effective green infrastructure network to help mitigate flood and drought, as well as provide long term sustainability for a future eco-industrial park development.