The Met in Bangkok, Thailand — A Striking Residential Highrise Drawing On Nature’s Power

The Met in Bangkok, Thailand by WOHA has won the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) prestigious RIBA Lubetkin Prize for the most outstanding work of international architecture by a member.

A residential tower incorporating outdoor spaces, balconies and gardens, The Met is a 66-storey punctuated tower that harnesses the force of nature to cool and ventilate the apartments. Wind speeds at that height are considerable, so by piercing structural holes throughout the building and drawing air upward through vertical voids, the architects have introduced natural ventilation to apartment flats at all levels. Many of the floors remain open to provide communal spaces, including a garden, a gym, a 50 meter swimming pool and leisure facilities, such as barbecue and seating areas.


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