Alliance Française building Bangkok (Thaïland) - Interior Danpalon® 10 et 16, 600 mm orange and silver, 600 m² - © ADPI - Architectes : ADPI (FR) - Contractor : TT Construction Co Ltd (Thaïland)

Light and vitality are the two words that characterise the entrance hall of the brand new Alliance Française building in Bangkok. Built in a fast-growing area of Thailand’s capital city, the building seen from the outside is a monolithic spectacle.

alliance1But once inside, an atrium lit by a glass ceiling welcomes visitors to allow them to access the departments, classrooms and auditorium. “In Thailand, colours are often very bright, creating sizzling atmospheres”, explains Dominique Chavanne, one of  the co-architects of the project. “We spiced up the grey-blue of the reception walls with orange Danpalon® panels for a very modern atmosphere that matches this symbol of French culture abroad”.
alliance3Far from its standard use on the fronts of buildings, the Danpalon® is used here for canopies that decorate the height of the atrium and the railings of the passageways to the upper floors. “What we sought to do was use the material differently – for its reflectiveness, vibration and transparency.
alliance2The fastenings are deliberately invisible for a perfectly abstract result. The canopies, lit from above, send out opalescent light and become smooth screens that colour the interior of the reception hall”, Dominique Chavanne continues.

facade   ▪    Vented rainscreen   ▪    roofing   ▪    canopy   ▪    interior

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ceNorme EN n°16153


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