On the 29th of October till the 1st of November 2017, three landscape architecture students from the third year studio class namely; Muhamad Zulhelmy Azmi, Muhamad Taqiy Asshaari and Sharifah Nurul Syafiqa Al-Yahya took part in the Student Design Charrette of IFLA APR Congress held in Bangkok themed: ‘Blue, Green and Culture’. The design charrette was patronized by several well-known practicing Landscape Architects from Thailand and was hosted by The Chulalongkorn University. This workshop had to bring together landscape architecture students from different countries.
The workshop began with ice-breaking and networking session accompanied by lecturers and other students. Subsequently, TALA director and other prominent landscape architect delivered site briefing Bangkachao’s issues that regard to equestrian and function of Bangkachao act as a green lung in Bangkok City. All design workshop participants went on a one day site visit to familiarise themselves with and also to see the beautiful culture of Bangkachao. After the site visit, students needed to carry out a site analysis and landscape design outcome to resolve Bangkachao’s problems. Likewise, the design critique session conducted by tutors and the lecturers was essential to internalize students’ design ideas and to enhance critical design thinking skills.