Is Silom livable? - a question one might ask when walking down the back street of what was once the central business district of the city. With decades of civilization since the age of the industrial revolution, Silom has always attracted merchants, business owners and large-scale investors into the area. Statistics have long been suggesting that the district itself holds the record number of job opportunities, though much fewer really mention or concern the living being of its residents. What was once the business hub is more of a concrete jungle, full of empty high-rise buildings and much less of development in the residential zones. As the data points out, the quality of life in the area, despite being in the center of the city, is not exactly suitable. Supporting facilities in the area tend to only serve and/or focus on the office buildings rather than the locals.
What makes Silom livable? - This B.Arch. thesis study intends to explore and broaden one’s point of view towards the living being of Silom district, how it has been, the steps and turns, as well as the development proposal that could alter the life of its residents with low and medium income strata, the group of users that has usually been ignored.
Will Silom be (once again) livable? - a question very much waiting for its answer.