The Walk

The Walk

Bangkok Project Studio

架高在草地之上的「The Walk」是一座架高在草地上的步道,設計理念在吸引我們把目光聚焦到像小草這般常被忽略的枝微末節,進而體會其重要性。本案期許能喚醒場域的靈性,讓人們得以感受其天然之美、四時節慶之真義,還有環保、文化與藝術的意涵。「The Walk」漂浮在草地上,由八個弧形組成。每個組件皆一公尺寬,長度十二至十五公尺不等,高低起伏蜿蜒繞行,涵蓋四百一十四平方公尺的綠地。步道仿若有機體,每年都會成長、轉變,就像自然界的小草、人、動物、樹木等一樣。

「The Walk」充滿詩意,述說著天然美景結合當代文藝氣質的真諦。親近自然就像一段旅程:遠離塵囂、共同體驗身心的放鬆、清新的空氣與和煦的陽光,沉浸在當下的氛圍與記憶中。




體驗位於Moobaan Wonder的「The Walk」,能啟發人們欣賞自然氛圍隨著慶典及季節變化的風情萬種,並回望這一路上忽略的小細節。行走漫步乃是人類最自然的行為,正如魚在河裡游、鳥在天空飛一樣。「The Walk」時時刻刻提醒著人們留意那些微小的事物,須臾不忘。(譯:劉宛妮)

The Walk is an elevated walkway above the grass, conceived with the purpose of helping humans realize the importance of a small plant like grass, and pay attention to trivial details around them that are usually neglected. The project is to wake up the spirit of a place to make people aware of its natural beauty and the meaning of festivities, environmental conservation, culture, and art. The walkway floating above the grass is composed of 8 curved shapes. Each of the pieces is 1 meter wide but varies in length from 12 to 15 meters. They are grouped together in high and low reliefs, winding with the slope, spanning over an area of 414 square meters. The walkway of The Walk will grow and transform every year, as organic as other living things like grass, humans, animals, trees, and other natural creatures.

The poem of The Walk narrates the value of local natural beauty combined with contemporary art and culture. A journey into a world of nature represents an escape from everyday life, a sharing of experiences, relaxation, freshness of the air, the warmth of the sun, the immersion in the ambiance and memories.

The creation of a new and light-weight horizon must not alter the purity of the space. This is achieved through the use of thin steel rods the size of the stem of Napier grass (super grass) growing in the area. The creation brings out the maximum potential of a material so small yet so robust, featured in a simple structure and a construction method that result in strength and unaffected beauty. 83 steel rods of 12 mm. diameter were arranged and curved to form slabs for the walkway, supported by columns and beams made of steel rods of 25 mm. diameter at every 1 meter, which transfer the weight to a small reinforced concrete base, buried 20 cm. deep underground. The walkway is a vantage point that portrays the similarity in size of man-made steel rods and the stems of the grass in the area. The scale renders possible for these two things to blend in with the surrounding landscape.

The never-ending walkway, the loop, the extension, and the change of pattern, as well as the relocation to other areas, create a new meaning and serve a new function – an artwork that suits all spaces and adapts with any environment.

The direction of the walkway is aligned with the low-high relief, the view on each side, and the weight of the slabs is distributed evenly across the area.

The Walk at Moobaan Wonder will be one of the experiences that inspire people to appreciate the natural ambiance that varies with different festivals and seasons, and to look back on the details once overlooked along the way. Walking is a natural human movement, like fish swimming in the river, birds flying in the sky. The Walk is a constant reminder for humans to notice these little things which from now on will no longer be overlooked.