Thailand’s US$3.5 billion ‘smart building’
By Andy Brown12 April 2023
What was been called Thailand’s ‘most comprehensive real estate project’ has been awarded the highest certification score possible for digital connectivity and smart building from WiredScore.
One Bangkok has become the country’s first real estate project to obtain the Platinum WiredScore certification, the highest certification from WiredScore for its office towers. The project is reported to have an investment value of over THB120 billion (US$3.5 billion). The first phase is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2024.
WiredScore is the global company behind the WiredScore and SmartScore certifications of digital connectivity and smart building rating platforms for real estate. Outstanding buildings around the world have been certified with WiredScore Platinum, including Empire State in the US, Two Taikoo Place in Hong Kong, 22 Bishopsgate in England, Hammerbrooklyn in Germany, and Skylight Madrid in Spain.
Lim Hua Tiong, CEO of One Bangkok, said, “We actively seek to incorporate best-in-class technologies and solutions into our buildings and are therefore delighted that One Bangkok Office Towers 4 and 5 have been certified WiredScore Platinum. We are proud to be the first in Thailand to achieve this certification and will continue to work with WiredScore to promote technology, smart services and enhanced digital experiences throughout our assets and to the communities we support.”
A survey by the Gensler Research Institute on worker satisfaction found that smart technologies have significant impacts on workers. People who work in office buildings equipped with latest technologies reported more cases of “great working experience” than those working in office buildings without smart capabilities by 3.7 times.
When fully completed, the project will include 5 premium Grade A office towers, 4 distinct retail precincts, 5 luxury and lifestyle hotels and 3 luxury residential towers operating under the core values of people-centric, sustainability and smart city living.