Saraburi has a Tropical Savanna Climate. The climate is arid with little rain in winter, relatively high temperatures in summer, cool in winter, and rain from May to October, about 70-90 days. The average annual temperature is 28-29 degrees Celsius. Maximum temperatures average 33-34 degrees Celsius and minimum temperature averages 23-24 degrees Celsius. April is the hottest month of the year, while winters are cool in January.
Wind direction and daylight characteristics have been concerned through building orientation. According to tropical climate, two sides of each building have direct access to gentle natural daylight and prevailing wind itself.
The concept of blank space and building compound in countryside village with nature's embrace was adopted.
Direction and size of openings for natural ventilation and daylighting were refined through simulation studies that resulted in tall and/or large openings becoming one of the main design characteristics of the buildings
A 3-rai pond was dug with 3-4 meters deep. It is able to contain approximately 10,000 cubic meters of water in order to support rainwater drainage system within the project and reuse the contained water to moisten all trees in the park to reduce water use according to the ecosystem cycles.
The buildings are loosely grouped together to provide enclosed space, whilst being openly connected to surrounding nature in a manner similar to that found within typical Thai vernacular villages.
Since the project is a park, the main issue that has been concerned is a landscape design. The appearance was related to imitate ideas for the park landscaping in harmony with the surrounding topography itself. In addition, native trees were mainly planted and weeds were chosen as groundcovers to maintain naturalness in the park. For building materials, innovated material are used such as wood replacement product for building shade and porous block as exterior hardscape material.
To reduce solar heat gain, which is a major cause of high-energy consumption, lightweight cellular concrete blocks are used for wall materials (which can reduce the ambient temperature by approximately 8°C-10°C). Vertical fins are applied as a second skin façade to introduce extra shading. most pavements around the buildings are made of porous concrete (INSEE ThruCrete), which has low heat absorption and allows water to flow through it to reduce flood risk whilst providing recycled water flowing to the ponds to be used for watering the trees in the project.
N = lightweight concrete / conwood, natural wood color
S = lightweight concrete / conwood, natural wood color
E = lightweight concrete / conwood, natural wood color
W = lightweight concrete / conwood, natural wood color
Indoor : Marble, concrete, stone
Outdoor : Stone, fiber-cement wood
Solar shading systems material - Double skin with vertical conwood fin
Halogen, T5-Fluorescent, LED
Cassette-type aircon / wall-type aircon
Six windmills were installed and solar energy was applied in the park to reduce electricity use