SCG Power House is a large generator warehouse for supplying data storage center serving three office high towers. It's required to be easily accessible with minimum distance for connecting electrical and data cables from each building. The most suitable location is a small garden among the three towers.
The nature of service buildings generally require to be a large solid block that occasionally emit noise and fumes but the location exposed to the main pedestrian traffic flow within the office complex. To make the most out of its unique location, architect resolves by proposing to use the warehouse as a showcase of SCG building products.
Three surrounding towers symbolize the past success of SCG. First two towers, erected in 1982, third tower built to celebrate the company's centenary. There are also small cafe and a car park building within the complex. The original building expresses a conventional office tower of alternating layers of solid and glass up building height. By adopting the language, each side of each rectangular floor plate is playfully manipulated. Moves include twisting corners, pushing and pulling the facade, and scaling up and down. A small corner becomes a landscape planter to create a refreshing ambience to the machine room while another wall is scaled up large enough to locate a LED screen facade for the adjacent coffee shop. In some areas, the lengthy building facade is pulled outward and used as an exterior passage way while another side that is a four meter cantilevered volume acts as a canopy for the pedestrians below. A sloping layer functions as a stair that becomes a seating area.
Materials innovation by SCG is applied on each layering volume, creating an ever changing building form that changes the perception of a typical monotonous generator warehouse into one of SCG's showcases.
SCG Power House Center เป็นอาคารพลังงานสำหรับสำรองไฟฟ้าสำหรับศูนย์เก็บข้อมูล (Data Center) ของอาคารสำนักงานใหญ่หลักของบริษัทถึง 3 อาคาร จึงจำเป็นต้องตั้งอาคารอยู่บนพื้นที่ที่สามารถโยงสายไฟฟ้า และสายข้อมูลต่างๆได้ใกล้ทุกอาคารที่สุด