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About Pace Development

PACE Development Corporation Plc. is the leader in Thai luxury property and hospitality. With core strengths in understanding the high-end consumer, PACE also delivers innovation in the retail market with a strategy to build a portfolio of global food & beverage brands. They create a full range of lifestyle property, services and retail. Each element of PACE features world-class design and premium quality, by introducing new trends, improving the landscape and enhancing people's lives.

From luxury Bangkok condominiums to beachside properties in Thailand and beyond, PACE delivers innovation and finest specification with the most sought after locations. Through ownership of global brand Dean & DeLuca, PACE is dedicated to operating leading retail brands to enhance their clients' lifestyles.

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Pace Development Connected Global News

Thailand’s New Tallest Celebrates With Light Shows in Bangkok

Thailand’s New Tallest Celebrates With Light Shows in Bangkok

29 Aug 2016, Bangkok – Thailand’s tallest skyscraper, finished earlier in 2016, will officially take its place…

MahaNakhon, Thailand’s Tallest Building, Completes

MahaNakhon, Thailand’s Tallest Building, Completes

4 May 2016, Bangkok – MahaNakhon has officially completed following the handover of residential units in April…

Pace Development Tops Off Core of MahaNakhon in Bangkok

Pace Development Tops Off Core of MahaNakhon in Bangkok

30 Apr 2015, Bangkok – Pace Development Corporation has announced the successful topping off of MahaNakhon’s…

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Pace Development at CTBUH

CTBUH 2016 Conference Diamond Sponsor

16-21 Oct 2016, Conference Sponsor – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place…

CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Diamond Sponsor

26-30 Oct 2015, Conference Sponsor – After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many…

CTBUH Thailand Chapter Launches

24 Jun 2013, Event Report – Part of a growing campaign of outreach in Southeast Asia, CTBUH Thailand laid out…

Sorapoj Techakraisri

Sorapoj Techakraisri

CTBUH Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2015
Bangkok, Thailand

Kipsan Beck

Kipsan Beck

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Bangkok, Thailand

CTBUH Resources Involving Pace Development

Bangkok and the MahaNakhon Tower

Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Kipsan Beck, PACE Development

MahaNakhon Observatory: Developing a Tourism Destination for Thailand's Tallest Building

17 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Kipsan Beck, PACE Development

Other Asia Case Studies Q&A

17 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Kipsan Beck, PACE; Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects

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Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016

10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I
Jason Gabel, Annan Shehadi, Shawn Ursini & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH

Bangkok and the MahaNakhon Tower

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Sorapoj Techakraisri, PACE Development Corporation

MahaNakhon Observatory: Developing a Tourism Destination for Thailand’s Tallest Building | MahaNakhon

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Kipsan Back, PACE Development Corporation

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Videos

Bangkok and the MahaNakhon Tower
Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Kipsan Beck, PACE Development
When the developer and architect behind MahaNakhon Tower set out to design and build the tallest building in Bangkok, they were determined to construct a tower that would not just make its presence known on the skyline, but would also contribute…
MahaNakhon Observatory: Developing a Tourism Destination for Thailand's Tallest Building
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Kipsan Beck, PACE Development
Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Kipsan Beck of PACE, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 4b: Bangkok and the MahaNakhon Tower. As Thailand’s tallest building, MahaNakhon seeks to redefine the skyline and create a beacon of…
Other Asia Case Studies Q&A
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Kipsan Beck, PACE; Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects
Monday, October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Kipsan Beck of MahaNakhon, PACE and Karl Fender, of Fender Katsalidis Architects, answer questions at the end of 2016 China Conference Session 4B: Other Asia Case Studies. Buildings discussed include the…
MahaNakhon: A Pixelated Punctuation Mark on the Bangkok Skyline
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Sorapoj Techakraisri, PACE Development
As Thailand becomes an increasingly important economic force in Asia, the quality of its architecture has risen to match the expectations of an increasingly sophisticated clientele. MahaNakhon, a 314-meter, mixed-use tower, will be the tallest…
Interview: Sorapoj Techakraisri
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Sorapoj Techakraisri, PACE Development
Sorapoj Techakraisri of PACE Development is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Sorapoj discusses the development of the MahaNakhon in Bangkok, Thailand.
2015 New York Conference - Plenary 2 - Q&A
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
H.E. Abdulrahman Al-Shaikh, MOMRA; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; Irvine Sellar, Sellar Property Group; and Sorapoj Techakraisri, PACE Development, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Plenary 2: Developing Tall in the…
Regional Materiality in the Asian Context
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Yuki Ikeguchi, Kengo Kuma and Associates
As the lead interior design architect in collaboration with Ian Schrager on the EDITION Hotel in the MahaNakhon, Kengo Kuma and Associates employed their extensive Asian design experience to inform the hotel’s unique public interiors and guest rooms…
Bangkok Rising
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren
As architecture keeps expanding vertically – with the skyscraper having long become the predominant typology of architectural production in most geographic regions of hyper-growth, we need to investigate and understand the consequences of vertical…
The Structural Design and Construction of MahaNakhon Tower
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Kanokpat Chanvaivit, Bouygues Thai
Bouygues-Thai was appointed by PACE Development Corporation PLC as the structural contractor for the design-build contract of MahaNakhon Tower, soon to be the tallest tower in Bangkok, Thailand standing at 314 meters. This presentation presents the “…
2015 New York Conference - Session 1d - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Ole Scheeren, Buro Ole Scheeren and Yuki Ikeguchi, Kengo Kuma and Associates, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 1d: The MahaNakhon Tower, Bangkok.
Monthly Video: Five Minutes with Ole Scheeren
17 Sep 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren
Ole Scheeren of Büro Ole Scheeren is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. Ole talks about two projects he has worked on, The Interlace and MahaNakhon, and how they are challenging the standards…
Interview: Ole Scheeren
17 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren
Ole Scheeren of Büro Ole Scheeren is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. Ole talks about two projects he has worked on, The Interlace and MahaNakhon, and how they are challenging the standards…
MahaNakhon Tower and the Use of CTBUH Seismic Guidelines
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Kanokpat Chanvaivit, Bouygues-Thai Co. Ltd.
MahaNakhon Tower developed by PACE Development Corporation PLC is a 77-Story mixed-use development in Bangkok, Thailand. It will be Bangkok’s tallest tower, standing at 314 meters. The main feature is its pixelation wrapping around the building which…
Asia Agenda
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren
With Asia's unparalleled and continued pace of growth fueled by economic development, the world order has shifted eastwards, and China in particular has risen as the defining place to shape the future of our world and the built environment. There is…
CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference Roundtable: Why Tall? Part 01
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Sabah Al-Rayes, PACE; Cathy Yang, TAIPEI 101; Kyung-Jun Kim, Samsung C&T Corporation;; Yukio Tamura, Tokyo Polytechnic University; Jaepil Choi, Seoul National University
Roundtable discussion on: "“Why Tall? - Green, Safety & Humanity"
CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference Roundtable: Why Tall? Part 02
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Sabah Al-Rayes, PACE; Cathy Yang, TAIPEI 101; Kyung-Jun Kim, Samsung C&T Corporation;; Yukio Tamura, Tokyo Polytechnic University; Jaepil Choi, Seoul National University
Roundtable discussion on: "“Why Tall? - Green, Safety & Humanity"
Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 08: Q&A
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Sabah Al-Rayes, PACE; Hyo Seon Park, Yonsei University; Rhys Williams, Honeywell; ; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T; Peter Weismantle, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; Jey Berman, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects; William Faschan, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Question & Answers session for Track Session 08.

Papers/Research

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I; Jason Gabel, Annan Shehadi, Shawn Ursini & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
CTBUH has determined that 128 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2016 – setting a new record for annual tall building completions and marking the third consecutive record-breaking year.
Bangkok and the MahaNakhon Tower
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Sorapoj Techakraisri, PACE Development Corporation
When the developer and architect behind MahaNakhon Tower set out to design and build the tallest building in Bangkok, they were determined to construct a tower that would not just make its presence known on the skyline, but would also contribute…
MahaNakhon Observatory: Developing a Tourism Destination for Thailand’s Tallest Building | MahaNakhon
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Kipsan Back, PACE Development Corporation
As Thailand’s tallest building, MahaNakhon seeks to redefine the skyline and create a beacon of expression for Thailand with the positioning of “Bangkok Rising.” Developer PACE also wishes to maintain an intersection between the city’s most expensive…
Nimit Langsuan: High Performance High-Rise – Columns of Curved Glass
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Richard Shonn Mills, Ramboll Group; Vanich Nopnirapath, Beca Group
Nimit Langsuan Residences project, located in Bangkok, Thailand, is a 210-meter-tall high end residential with over 50,000 square meters of accommodation. The tower will be unique in the Bangkok landscape and is characterized by a three-dimensional…
Cities to Megacities: Perspectives
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers
The CTBUH 2016 International Conference is being held in the three cities of the Pearl River Delta, the world’s largest “megacity,” projected to have 120 million inhabitants by 2050. The conference brings together some of the leading thinkers on…
MahaNakhon: A Pixelated Punctuation Mark on the Bangkok Skyline
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Sorapoj Techakraisri, PACE Development
As Thailand becomes an increasingly important economic force in Asia, the quality of its architecture has risen to match the expectations of an increasingly sophisticated clientele. MahaNakhon, a 314-meter, mixed-use tower, will be the tallest…
Bangkok Rising
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Ole Scheeren, Buro Ole Scheeren
As architecture keeps expanding vertically, with the skyscraper having long become the predominant typology of architectural production in most geographic regions of hyper-growth, we need to investigate and understand the consequences of vertical…
The Boutique Hotel Concept
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Ian Schrager, Ian Schrager Company
In addition to the 207 residential units in the tower, the MahaNakhon will feature the Bangkok EDITION, a 159-room boutique hotel catering to a growing global clientele that seeks unique accommodations served by responsive, down-to-earth staff. The…
Regional Materiality in the Asian Context
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Kengo Kuma, Kengo Kuma and Associates
As the lead interior design architect in collaboration with Ian Schrager on the EDITION Hotel in the MahaNakhon, Kengo Kuma and Associates employed their extensive Asian design experience to inform the hotel’s unique public interiors and guest rooms…
The Structural Design and Construction of the MahaNakhon Tower
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Kanokpat Chanvaivit, André Ly & Chloé Clair, Bouygues Thai Ltd
Bouygues-Thai was appointed by PACE Development Corporation PLC as the structural contractor for the design-build contract of MahaNakhon Tower, soon to be the tallest tower in Bangkok, Thailand standing at 314 meters. The “behind-the-scenes” story…
MahaNakhon Tower and the Use of CTBUH Seismic Guidelines
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Kanokpat Chanvaivit, Bouygues-Thai Co. Ltd.
MahaNakhon Tower developed by PACE Development Corporation PLC is a 77-Story mixed-use development in Bangkok, Thailand. It will be Bangkok’s tallest tower, standing at 314 meters. The main feature is its pixelation wrapping around the building which…
Asia Agenda
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren
With Asia’s unparalleled and continued pace of growth fueled by economic development, the world order has shifted eastwards, and China has risen as the defining place to shape the future of our world and the built environment.

Tall Buildings Involving Pace Development

1   MahaNakhon 2016 314 m Bangkok
2   Nimit Langsuan 2019 210 m Bangkok
3   Saladaeng Residences 2011 98 m Bangkok
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   MahaNakhon 2016 314 m Bangkok
2   Nimit Langsuan 2019 210 m Bangkok
3   Saladaeng Residences 2011 98 m Bangkok
  Completed   Under Constr.