Bangkok is the capital and the largest city in Thailand by population. As of 2017 the city has 19 buildings stand more than 200 meters, ranking 4th in Southasia, far less than Jakarta, which has more than 50 buildings beyond 200m in height, and a little less than Kuala Lumpur, Manila, but much more than Singapore, and numerous other cities around the world.
As to the supertalls which refer to the skyscrapers taller than 300 meters. Bangkok has 2 supertalls built as of 2017, along with 3 other buildings under construction, and more than 5 proposed. The tallest building planned to be built in the city is Rama IX Super Tower, which will rise to an impressive height of 615 meters, the tower is currently under construction, if built it will become one of top 10 tallest buildings in the world by that time. If all this proposed buildings built, Bangkok will surpass countless of cities in terms of the amount of supertalls, including many renowned skyscraper cities such as Shanghai.
Standard Height & Roof Height: 314 meters
Floor count: 75
Function: Residential, Hotel
Built year: 2016
Architect: Ole Scheeren
Developer: PACE Development Corporation
MahaNakhon is the tallest building in Thailand since the beginning of 2015 when it surpassed the Baiyoke Tower, which is the former tallest building in the city. MahaNakhon is one of the most recognizable buildings in Bangkok with its distinctive spiral pixelated facade. The pixelated ribbon swirling around the exterior of the tower makes each floor has protrudent balconies, providing extensive views of the city.
Baiyoke Tower II
Standard Height & Total Height: 328 meters
Roof Height: 304 meters
Observation deck: 290 meters
Floor count: 85
Built year: 1997
Architect: Plan Architects
Developer: Land Development Corporation
Baiyoke Tower II is Thailand’s first supertall building and Bangkok’s tallest building for 19 years until the completion of MahaNakhon in 2016. It is also the tallest hotel and tallest reinforced concrete building in the world.
Buildings under construction:
Rama IX Super Tower
Standard Height & Roof Height: 615 meters
Floor count: 125
Function: Office, Residential (Serviced apartment), Hotel
Estimated top out year: 2020
Architect: Architects 49
Developer: Grand Canal Land
The tallest building planned in Bangkok.
Iconsiam Tower 1
Standard Height: 315 meters
Floor count: 70
Estimated top out year: 2017
Developer: Magnolia Quality Corporation; Siam Piwat
Four Seasons Hotel & Capella Residences
Standard Height & Roof Height: 305 meters
Floor count: 73
Function: Residential, Hotels
Estimated top out year: 2017
The proposed buildings listed below maybe incomplete, some proposals with no enough details released are not included.
Standard Height: 447 meters Roof Height: unknown, no render released
Floor count: 110 Function: Residential
Proposed in: 2014 Estimated top out year: unknown
Architect: unknown Developer: Fragrant Group
The project still has no progress after more than 2 years since it was proposed, and no render ever released, hence it is considered a stale proposal, will likely ends up being cancelled.
Standard Height: 380 meters
Floor count: 90
Estimated top out year: 2024
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Developer: Frasers Property
Proposed in April 2017, this tower is the latest proposal for supertall skyscraper in Bangkok, preparation work is currently ongoing at the plot of the project.
Height: 369 meters Floor Count: 65 Use: office Developer: MCOT PLC
Central Lumpini Park
Height: Above 300 meters Floor Count: 99
Standard Height: Above 300m
Floor count: 78
Developer: Ananda Development