Supervisor: Salyawate Prasertwitayakarn
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Owner : Wankanai Co.,Ltd.
Curator : Wuttinun Jinsiriwanich, Charinee Artachinda
Architects : Atelier of Architects Co.,Ltd.
Exhibition : all(zone) Limited
Lighting : L49 Co.,Ltd.
Graphic : miniBIG Limited
The Sweet Museum is where “Wangkanai”, Thailand’s major sugar company, expands their business to education. This project is a collaboration among local people, various design teams and Atelier of Architects as architects.
As one of the project architects I participated in the whole process from brainstorming between all designing teams, researching, analyzing, mass studying, detailing to creating full package of the drawings. The project is currently at the creating the working drawings and is expected to start constructions in October 2014.
The sweet museum takes place in front of a sugar factory in Suphanburi, north of Bangkok. The architecture represents a bridge that connects the outside world to the sugar-making world. Visitor will walk through the cane field to discover the main facility inside. On the way the visitor will find a sacred statue to all farmers, Ganesha. Flow of exhibition leads visitor to the upper box. Where it is stretch crossover the brick wall to factory’s main warehouse. Unexpectedly visitor enter the chamber to overlook the real mountain of sugar as the exhibition’s content resolves. It is the composition two simple rectangle boxes. One on top and perpendicular to another, where the over- lapped area become vertical transition. The upper box is cladded by weather rusted steel sheet, with the box shaped punch out to resemble the sugar crystal.