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Mahidol University planned to construct the Main Auditorium at the south side of the campus on a 54 acres land. It will be situated next to the botanical garden. The auditorium will be the center for learning and musical performance as well as hosting of national and international conferences. The auditorium will also be the site for academic service and art and cultural exhibition.

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ROCKWOOL (Thailand) Limited
B.GRIMM Building 11th Floor,
5 Soi Krungthepkreetha 4
Huamark, Bangkapi
Bangkok 10240 Thailand

T (+66) 2731 7511-14


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Mahidol University

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Christiani & Nielsen (Thai) Public Company Limited

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Architectural 49 Limited

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M&E Engineering 49 Limited; Architectural Engineering 49 Limited

The university opened a design competition for the project, which attracted entries from more than 10 architecture firms.  The winning design by Architects 49 Co. Ltd. features design concepts that incorporate natural forms and traditional Thai architectural features. From the aerial view, the building takes the shape of Kan Phai flower, the floral emblem of Mahidol University. The pattern on its roof resembles human skeletal framework symbolizing the advancement of medical knowledge- a core strength that inspired the birth of the university.

The building is 5 stories tall with 2 basements. A total of 31,426.37 sq.m of space is available. The building consists of an auditorium with 2,002 seating capacity, Chalermprakiat Hall, a stage, an orchestra pit, exhibition hall, rehearsal room, performers' prep room, engine room, and underground parking lot for 152 cars.

At the beginning stage, more than 10,000 sq.m of wall insulation and insulation under amphitheater were specified by foam insulation because of the need for low condensation but foam prices were costly while ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation has better benefit for sound
absorption and no concern for further problems from condensation. As a result, specifications  were changed to ROCKWOOL insulation.