ICONSIAM Unveils Thailand’s Greatest Property Endeavour – Stunning Attractions Packed into One of the World’s Most Glamorous Lifestyle, Retail and Residential Developments
Mrs. Chadatip Chutrakul, a director of ICONSIAM Co., Ltd., the owner of the sensational new 750,000-square metre, US$1.6 billion riverside landmark development project under the same name, today, gave a first look at its retail and lifestyle components and the array of attractions integrated into the much anticipated project that is set to become one of the most exciting destinations in the world when completed in late 2017. The unveiling was conducted at an evening of spectacular presentations attended by more than 1,500 people and ending with a river cruise in front of the ICONSIAM site.
The attractions include two of the world’s most glamorous retail complexes with a gross floor area (GFA) of 525,000 square metres (sqm). The offerings include a complete range of products and services from more than 500 retailers from around the world, as well as 100 new-to-Thailand restaurant brands, including a 3-Michelin star restaurant. There is also a magnificent rooftop garden with open-air dining facilities overlooking the Chao Phraya River; an 8,000 sqm area dedicated to food, fashion and handicraft specialties from all corners of Thailand; Thailand’s first global standard multi-purpose auditorium for meetings, concerts and shows and seating for 3,000 people; Thailand’s first world-class museum complex; a US$11.5-million water-fire-sound-and-light feature that is South East Asia’s most dazzling and longest at 400 metres; and a riverside park and event plaza of 10,000 sqm.
ICONSIAM will be a new symbol of national pride for Thailand and its people. The project includes 2 of the world’s most glamorous retail complexes, namely ICONLUXE which covers 25,000 square meters and ICONSIAM on a vast area of 500,000 square metres.
“ICONSIAM is a project of ‘firsts’ and ‘bests’. Nothing has ever been built in Thailand that combines so many world-class features, and with so many of them being done for the first time in Thailand and even in Asia. We’re creating a must-visit destination that will be a magnet for the country and draw hundreds of thousands of visitors a day from around the world and from around Thailand,” said Mrs. Chutrakul.
“ICONSIAM also illustrates our belief in collaboration with tenants, communities, and other stakeholders, and we have closely integrated them into our project so that they may all prosper with us,” she said.
ICONSIAM also includes two luxury waterfront residential condominium buildings of 70 and 50 floors, one of which carries the Mandarin Oriental Residences brand.
Mrs. Chutrakul informed that ICONSIAM, in response to strong tenant interest, is expanding its land size by an additional hectare, and has increased its total investment by a further US$110 million.
Among the ICONSIAM highlights unveiled is a stunning 25,000 sqm glass pavilion that forms a part of the retail and lifestyle complex. Called ‘ICONLUXE’, the super-luxury pavilion is built with specially commissioned ‘ultra-transparent’ glass that is pleated and wrapped around several stand-alone mansions creating buildings within a building and a nirvana of luxury with some of the world’s most prestigious brands, in fashion, jewellery and watch-making.
“The ‘pleated’ glass facade has been a huge technological challenge, but it has resulted in a mesmerisingly beautiful pavilion that will be an enchanting riverside landmark for anyone cruising along the river,” Mrs. Chutrakul said.
ICONSIAM’s piling and basement were completed last year, with project completion scheduled for end-2017.
ICONSIAM is being developed by Siam Piwat, the owner and operator of prestige retail developments such as Siam Center and Siam Paragon; MQDC, the owner and developer of luxury quality residential and mixed-use projects; and multi-national conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group.