2022 GFD 🏆 Awards

Bronze Winner | Srivijaya CAFE & Food World | Taweecool Architects

Srivijaya Café & Food World was designed with respect to the existing   environment and seeks to minimize intrusion by preserving a durian and big trees at the site, and all native trees along the canal.

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Bronze 🏆 Winner
Global Future Design Awards 2022

Srivijaya CAFE & Food World
Hospitality Architecture (Concept)

Taweecool Architects

Prof. Khiensak Seangklieng,PhD., ASA.

Design Team
Prof. Khiensak Seangklieng,PhD., ASA., Sirichai Tonthong

Srinakarin District, Phatthalung, Thailand


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Situated on the bank of beautiful canal next to Ton prae tong falling water, this small cafe and restaurant is perfect for food experience created by the super star Aekachai Srivichai with his expertise in local food of Southern Thailand. The large site hosts just a small number of food demonstration and cooking class by the owner, so the designer focused on the space between each function area, inspired by the intangible qualities and values of vernacular architecture of Thainess.

Taweecool architects employ indigenous materials with re-patterned and transformed into everyday life objects to make ordinary objects appear special through modes of arrangement and the new innovation of new forms. Bamboo and sakoo thatched roofs are used as the café’s ceiling. Coconut shells are used as many decorative items as well as the tangible qualities of cultural expression.

The architectural value itself is created to the proportion of the Southern folk architecture, with its roof visible as a focal point or a landmark from the front of the project.

“The local wisdom and vernacular-inspired is the concept of Srivijaya Café  & Food World. The architects present the unexpected experience through the living platform and elevated observation deck with a sense of lightness and a sense of transparency.

Material selections and construction details which based on the local wisdom and traditional tectonics and cultural condition has clearly shown in the interior ambience.

Indigenous light-weight and non-rigid materials such as treated bamboo, reuse wood reclaimed wood, sakoo thatch roof and all recycle materials provide a sense of hospitality and gives guests a sense of locality.