Now that we're back to going out, many of us have noticed that big changes are happening in Siam Square. New shops and buildings have been added (including the Seoul-hailing uber-hip bake shop Mil Toast House), renovations are taking place here and there, and construction sites are everywhere. According to the Property Management of Chulalongkorn University (PMCU), Bangkok's teen central is undergoing a head-to-toe revamp to revive this long-standing commercial quarter severely affected by the pandemic.
This renovation project is called The New Siam Square 2020, and it aims at creating a space that reconnects people over nicer buildings, more public spaces, and, of course, more trees. From the rendered images, we could see the efforts to add some greenery to the public space, wider footpaths, and floor-to-ceiling window displays that could juice up shopping energy. PMCU wishes that this massive renovation project could help take Siam Square to the same level as some other regional shopping streets like Ginza in Tokyo and Myeoungdong in Seoul. It has not been confirmed when will this revamp will be complete, though.
Check out the rendered images of what Siam Square with look like in the near future below.