Project Description

Royal Thai Embassy, London

Project details

Year:
2015

Status:
Completed

Location:
South Kensington, London

Client:
Royal Thai Government, Bangkok

RIBA stages:
1-6

ÜberRaum has won the competition held by the Royal Thai Embassy to re-design the public sections of their building in South Kensington, London. The works include the consular and visa sections as well as the Embassy’s musical performance space, which is regularly used for high-profile receptions and cultural events.

Form and materiality is inspired by traditional Thai colours, motifs and shapes. Patterns, cut into joinery, create echoes of Thai woodcarving techniques, and an opulent gold colour scheme reflects the warmth and richness of Thai interiors.