Property developer MQDC is nearing completion on a 1,000-square-metre research base in Bangkok worth Bt200 million to develop and promote sustainable building practices that can revolutionise Thailand’s real estate sector.
The research hub, which the company says is the first of its kind in Asean, is set to open in mid-November. “The opening of this facility marks a key moment for the building sector in Thailand,” said Visit Malaisirirat, chief executive of MQDC.
Singh Intrachooto, a designer and architect known for his work on using recycled material in design and construction, will lead research at the new facility, heading MQDC’s Research & Innovation for Sustainability Centre team.
“RISC will conduct research under the principle of ‘sustainnovation’,” said Singh. “We will be finding ways to achieve environmental sustainability while boosting well-being, health, and economic development.”