Thai Health Promotion Center

New Construction

  • Building Type : Office building < 28m
  • Construction Year : 2010
  • Delivery year : 2012
  • Address 1 - street : 10120 BANGKOK, Thailand
  • Climate zone : [Aw] Tropical Wet & Dry with dry winter.

  • Net Floor Area : 24 735 m2
  • Construction/refurbishment cost : 19 000 000 €
  • Cost/m2 : 768.14 €/m2

Certifications :

  • Primary energy need :
    159.34 kWhpe/m2.year
    (Calculation method : )
Energy consumption
Economical buildingBuilding
< 50A
51 à 90B
91 à 150C
151 à 230D
231 à 330E
331 à 450F
> 450G
Energy-intensive building
​This building has been built for the Thai Health Promotion Organization.It is located in Sathorn district in Bangkok.

Thai Health Promotion Organization is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote health and well-being of Thai people. Thus the project aims to create an environmentally-friendly building in order to represent community-oriented philosophy of the organization through climate-responsive design features and user-friendly spaces.

The total floor area of this building is 26,000 square meter.

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Data reliability




    Thai Health Promotion Foundation

    [email protected]

    To inspire, motivate, coordinate, and empower individuals and organizations in all sectors for the enhancement of health promotive capability as well as healthy society and environment to support health promotion movement in Thailand

    Environmental consultancy

    Africvs Co.,Ltd.

    [email protected]

    Green building consulting


    P49 Deesign and Associates Co.,Ltd.

    [email protected]

    Interior design

    Other consultancy agency

    Plan Motif Co.,Ltd.

    64 Soi Sathorn 10, North Sathorn Road, Sathorn, Bangrak, 10500 Bangkok Thailand

    Exhibition designer

Contracting method

Separate batches

Owner approach of sustainability

The Thai Health Center aims to promote interaction to encourage the exchange of learning at all of its work partners in order to create well-being in people’s lives, beginning with a focus on individuals and expanding results to families, communities and the wider society.

Architectural description

Inherited from traditional Thai house, internal court is designed to create self-shading for each room. Narrow floor plate to maximize benefit from daylight. Movable shading is programmed to keep external glazing shaded all time and also view provided. Roof coating is highly reflective to reduce heat island effects. Water saving fixtures are selected.

If you had to do it again?

Glass roof under a pond to have natural light in the basement. This was a good idea but due to inexperience in this domain, there is water leakage, and it damages the wall and the paint.

Building users opinion

Users are very pleased by this building.
It's very oriented about communication and human interaction.

Energy consumption

  • 159,34 kWhpe/m2.year
  • 532,22 kWhpe/m2.year
  • 145,10 kWhfe/m2.year
  • Lighting 8%
    Equipment 26%
    HVAC 59%
    Misc 7%

Envelope performance

  • 1,08 W.m-2.K-1

Real final energy consumption

    64,61 kWhfe/m2.year

    66,40 kWhfe/m2.year

    2 015


    • No heating system
    • No domestic hot water system
    • VAV Syst. (Variable Air Volume system)
    • Single flow
    • Solar photovoltaic
  • 6,10 %
  • HVAC system with 3 sets of 200 tons chiller supplied to VAV system with direct outdoor air system.

    Rainwater harvesting to us it at flush toilet and to water plants. Solar shading protection to avoid heat gain on the windows and the walls.

GHG emissions

  • 54,00 KgCO2/m2/year

Water management

  • 20 315,00 m3

Indoor Air quality

    Airflow sensors are installed at the outdoor air inlets to confirm that outdoor air intake will function as designed. Additionally, CO2 sensors are equipped in densely occupied space such as meeting room and be able to alarm when carbondioxide concentration exceeds limit. All materials, coating, adhesive and sealants for indoor use are complied with VOC limit by SCQMD rule#1168. Building flush-out is performed before occupancy to ensure that air will not be polluted by construction activities.

Health & Comfort

    Light shelf along with tilted ceiling is designed to gain more benefit from daylight as the daylight can go deeper in to the room depth. Furthermore, the light shelf also acts as shading for windows. Private office is partitioned by glass to allow the open-plan inside access to view.


    System Monitoring


    Muang Thai-Phatra Office Tower II Ratchadaphisek Rd Khwang Huai Khwang Khet Huai Khwang Province Bangkok 10310

    System monitoring as a method to communicate realtime energy usage result to occupants.

    Users and visitors are convinced and come closer to building consumption. People care more about energy use and interested in energy saving.

Construction and exploitation costs

  • 21 000 000

Urban environment

Situated in the government office zoning, quiet neighborhood of Bangkok, the building is surrounded by parks from the South East and the North. Shuttle bus to the MRT Station of Lumphini is provided.

Parking spaces

Basement parking

Building Environmental Quality

  • indoor air quality and health
  • comfort (visual, olfactive, thermal)
  • waste management (related to activity)
  • energy efficiency

Reasons for participating in the competition(s)

​The building design is inherited from traditional Thai house which is native to hot climates. Intellectual knowledge from the past along with building technology is adapted to the design to create the best performance and fit for local climate.

Building candidate in the category

Energy & Hot Climates

Energy & Hot Climates

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