Fosters + Partners, a British architecture company, released the design of The Forestias, a multigenerational neighborhood infused by Thai tradition. The neighborhood, which will be built in Bangkok, will feature a large swathe of forest to maintain a level of connection to the natural environment and passively benefit residents' wellness. The Forestias will also play host to other popup green spaces, including The Forest Pavilion, an exhibition center with an elevated trail through the trees.
The Forestias will be made up of two sections that separate the residential and commercial aspects. The residential section will have standard houses, high-rise condos, retirement homes, and co-living dwellings made for multi-generational families. The commercial block will have corporate offices, shopping spaces, and public facilities as well as cultural and entertainment buildings. The Forestias will be an eco-friendly smart city that represents the best of old and new ideas.
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The Forestias Neighborhood Will Be Buffered by Green Space
1. Green Spaces - Creating neighborhoods with large swaths of green space to maintain connection to the natural environment and benefit residents' wellness can disrupt traditional urban planning.
2. Eco-friendly Smart Cities - Building neighborhoods with eco-friendly designs and implementing smart city technologies can improve quality of life for residents and reduce environmental impact.
3. Multigenerational Living - Developing communities that cater to multigenerational families with diverse living options can create opportunities for developers and architects to innovate in housing design.
1. Real Estate - The development of eco-friendly neighborhoods with multigenerational living options presents an opportunity for real estate companies to create new housing models.
2. Architecture - Designing neighborhoods with green spaces and implementing smart city technologies pose opportunities for architects to innovate in sustainable and accessible design.
3. Urban Planning - Incorporating green spaces and promoting multigenerational living can disrupt traditional urban planning models and provide opportunities for city planners to innovate in community design.