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(re)discovering NAN
an exploration of city-specific tourism development

Nan, Thailand 

August, 2017


Prof. Koen de Wandeler, BE

Prof. Vorapat Inkarojrit, TH

The final presentation of the CU-KUL Summer School was held at Chulalongkorn University in the presence of H.E. Ambassador Phillipe Kridelka.

From 24 July till 4 August 2017, the Faculties of Architecture of Chulalongkorn University and KU Leuven organized the first CU-KUL Summer School “(re)-Discovering Nan” as part of their academic cooperation. Under the supervision of Asst. Prof. Koen De Wandeler (KUL) and Asst. Prof. Vorapat Inkarojrit (CU), 7 Master students from KUL, and 10 Master students from CU explored urban form and architecture in Northern Thailand and elaborated a conceptual design for tourism-oriented facilities in the historical center of Nan, Northern Thailand.

They presented their summary findings for feedback from the Nan municipal authorities on 2 August 2017. On 4 August, they presented their overall summer school experience and the fine-tuned design proposals at the Faculty of Architecture of Chulalongkorn University in the presence of H.E. Mr. Philippe Kridelka, Belgian Ambassador to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar.

Acknowledgment is due to Assoc. Prof. Pinraj Khanjanusthiti, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture of Chulalongkorn University who hosted this summer school, to CU counterpart Dr. Vorapat Inkarojrit and valued colleagues Dr. Chomchon Fusinpaiboon and Dr. Chittawadi Chitrabongs, as well as to Malin Phlernjai, Nicha Wiboonpote, Patchera Chantanayingyong, Apichart Kittimethaveenan, and Omar Kashmiry who helped prepare the summer school. Special thanks are due to Tatpong Krisadawat who has laid the groundwork for this preparation since the start of the second semester of AY 2016-17.


Collage by Kristoef Croes

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