The fight to save Bangkok from sinking into watery depths
A green basin, an urban farm and a floating home — the programme Insight explores the solutions being devised to keep climate change and floodwaters at bay in the Thai capital.
When landscape architect Kotchakorn Voraakhom and her landscape design studio, Landprocess, created a park in central Bangkok in 2017, it was no ordinary park.
It was a green basin to help the city soak up excess water — up to 4.5 million litres — by funnelling water into underground tanks, for example, and thus reduce monsoon flooding.
The 4.4-hectare Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park also consists of wetlands, a rain garden and an underground water drainage system.