Hitachi Consulting to design smart city services for $3.5bn One Bangkok mixed-use development

WCN Editorial Team 26 Feb 2018 ASIA BUILDINGS

Hitachi Consulting has been retained by Frasers Property and TCC Group to design ‘smart city’ services for One Bangkok – an integrated mixed use development in the heart of Bangkok featuring residential, hotel, retail, office, and public spaces.

Spread across an area of 16.7ha, One Bangkok project will house five Grade A office towers, five luxury hotels, 3 ultra luxury residential towers, four retail precincts, art and culture spaces.

It will consist of nine towers which is already in the engineering phase, is expected to offer more than 1.8 million m2 of floor space when completed in 2025. After completion, more than 60,000 people are expected to live and work there.

Work is in progress to integrate smart services in energy, telecommunications, water, predictive maintenance, security, video analytics, traffic and parking.

At One Bangkok, everything will run on a single IoT-driven platform and command centre.

Embedded sensors and analytics capabilities will facilitate the property managers to constantly adjust and optimise building operations.

Hitachi Consulting will utilise its expertise in ‘smart city’ strategy and planning, IT and smart infrastructure.

It will provide the high-level design, technical concepts and technical requirements for a Smart City Sensor Grid and Smart City Platform, which form the backbone that connects, integrates, monitors, and manages all One Bangkok systems and operations management.

The platform will support a range of services, including highly efficient energy and water, as well as a property-wide closed-circuit television system.

Hitachi Consulting intends to make use of the resources of other Hitachi Group companies on future phases of the project.

Hitachi Consulting global client partner Andrew Hamilton said: “The convergence of cloud-based computing, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT), are enabling social innovations at One Bangkok that will enhance people’s lives and support environmental sustainability.”

Director of smart cities and sustainability for One Bangkok Anthony Arundell said: “Smart city services and sustainability are among our top priorities, which is also in line with Thailand 4.0, the government’s industrial policy that aims to transform the Thai economy.

“We selected Hitachi Consulting based on its expertise in IT, facility management operational systems, and the Internet of Things.

“We are working together to create a smart, innovative and sustainable city development that will be a showcase for the new urban living experience.”

Architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) along with a team of local and international firms are working to this create the community focused vertical village adjacent to Lumphini Park.

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