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With few green spaces, Bangkok plants Asia's biggest rooftop farm

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Where to begin with this one? Nice idea but not well thought out in my opinion. It seems like more waste and literally it has little to do with helping the environment. Leaving natural open space there with paths for walking would be much better than this. This is the product of someone who likes to waste money. The only people using it for growing food might be some of the staff at the hospital nearby but let's see how long that lasts. Anyone else would probably be driving a car or motorbike to this location since it isn't near any homes. Students aren't even in this area of the campus. The campus itself has been turned from a very open airy campus fifteen years ago into a traffic-jammed place with 10 7-11s, Starbucks, DairyQueen, Swensons and other shops packed in. The people who controlled Bangkok moved out of Bangkok because of the problems of traffic and crowding at the downtown campus only to ruin the Rangsit campus in the same way. And the development is hardly over.

 

As for the structure itself, it's an interesting design but I fear it won't be taken care of. It's just requires too much attention. It will require a lot of maintenance on the grounds and eventually in the upkeep of the cement structures involved in it. At 5-6pm there's a daily traffic jam next to it already and that will only get worse as even more structures are built on the campus in that area.

 

Thammasat already seems to have financial difficulties. The Puey complex may have seminar rooms for rent inside which could help with costs but it looks to be another drag on whoever actually has to pay to maintain it. At the same time, Thammasat already seems to have quite a few new buildings with empty lecture rooms. 

 

On the positive side, it's right next to the hospital so for people who are waiting for someone in there, it will be a good place to kill an hour walking around. But there isn't a lot of parking on campus so this will just add to the hassles.

 

I think the most amazing thing is that this construction started when the nation was under the military coup and some Thammasat students were being arrested for protesting it. From my experience with them, many students at Thammasat don't seem to know a lot about Puey Ungpakorn. This complex is named after him.

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4 hours ago, legend49 said:

Will it survive the pollution?

 

Right now Im wondering if any of us will 😞

 

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They should also use roof space for solar panels  on private and government properties ..scrap the import tax on panels and introduce a fair feed in tariff,  Thailand has lots of sun !!!!

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Jeeez it was just a thought hahahaha!   No, I wont lower myself.  Enjoy the rest of the day.

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Nice to a green space without food carts and scooters....

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Great  news. Thailand is leader in such innovative project and it really needs to create green spaces in Bangkok which are sorely lacking compared to European capital cities. I can't wait to visit it.

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