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Unfolding Bangkok - Living Old Building (Hua Lamphong)

On 26 March 2023, the State Railway of Thailand will celebrate its 126th anniversary by shedding a charming new light on Hua Lamphong Railway Station. This classic train station used to be the juncture of passengers traveling to Bangkok from all around the country. Although traffic is confined to a few train lines, Hua Lamphong remains significant as a historical building, both in terms of architecture and the modernization of Thailand's transportation system.  

Hua Lamphong Railway Station's changing role provides an opportunity to experiment with transforming the train station into a site for architecture, learning, and pleasure. The Creative Economy Agency (Public Organization) or CEA collaborates with Lighting Designers Thailand to develop a lighting installation to tell a story and accentuate architectural beauty. Music performances are arranged to suit the notion of Hua Lamphong as a transport junction.

Three main activities of “Living Old Building” at Hua Lamphong Railway Station

1. THE WALL 2023

by Lighting Designers Thailand and DecideKit

The lighting installation is divided into three sections, with the exhibition running from 7.00 - 10.00 pm. as follows

- First Scene: The Door
The curving glass at the station's entrance, a great visual landmark, is used as the starting point of the journey as you enter the inner area under the concept of The Door, representing the imagination of individuals about to embark on a new journey.

- Second Scene: The People
A modest passenger waiting space inside the train station hall is highlighted through lighting as an important area for "The People" to enjoy the charm of Hua Lamphong in a new light while watching a music performance and admiring the grandeur of this historic architecture.    

- Third Scene: The Emotion
The platform, a place for greeting and farewell, is where the lighting is designed to evoke the emotions of meeting and parting felt by the passengers on a steam engine train that has journeyed through time since World War 2.  

2. Music: entertainment for travelers

Luk thung, luk krung, mo lam, rock, hip hop, and jazz are people's traveling companions. So, in keeping with the unique features of the Hua Lamphong station, the lineup of bands playing is centered on the idea of diversity. The performances take place from 4.00 - 10.00 pm on 18 - 19 March and 24 - 26 March.

3. Special Activities

A lot of special activities are packed in this event, such as a special train showcase, model train exhibition, tour, special menus, Pop-Up Cafe and more.

More information : Creative Economy Agency

Note: All information is from the event organizer
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