Ecological regeneration in The Mekong river, Aquatic animal and sediment research hub, Chiang Khan district, Thailand
Vetchapho, Ariya (2020)
Arkkitehdin tutkinto-ohjelma - Master's Programme in Architecture
Rakennetun ympäristön tiedekunta - Faculty of Built Environment
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The ecology of the Mekong River is abruptly changing in recent years because of the mega dam projects that are commissioned along the whole river to cause fluctuating water levels, as well as uncontrollable phenomena such as erosion that severely destroy the lands along the shorelines of the river. It is challenging for humans to seek for possibility to control and prevent such changes from happening. The aim and the question of this project raises that if it is inevitable that the Mekong River and the dams must both exist, how could architecture help to sustain the cycles of the life along the river in macro scale(The whole river) to micro scale? This thesis focuses on the possibility to integrate architecture in the river’s environment sustainably to subdue the on-going phenomena caused by the dams. The result is a temporal natural bamboo structured research hub which gradually changes the body of the river to enhance the river cycle. The structures will be prototypes to synchronise with the selective areas. The component’s function of the prototypical designs will be varied according to the aims and concluded outcome of analysis in the areas.