BANGKOK — A new design center opened June 21 at Emporium in the space formerly used by the Thailand Creative and Design Center, or TCDC, which moved its base to the Grand Postal Building in Charoenkrung last month.

The AIS Design Centre, or AIS D.C., has partially opened on the fifth floor of Emporium shopping mall to welcome new startups and those who interested in design and creative endeavors.

As its name suggests, the new place is a collaboration between mobile operator Advance Info Service, or AIS, and TCDC.

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The space is separated into various sections such as a library with more than 10,000 design and technology magazines, a playground area where creators can try new technologies on their products with consultation from experts, meeting rooms and a rental production studio.

There will also be many intensive courses for startups to attend, from technology and design to business.

Making use of the space requires an annual membership which costs 1,200 baht for adults and 600 baht for students. Entry is free for now until its official opening on July 18.

More information is available online.

AIS D.C. open daily from 10:30am to 9pm and is located on the fifth floor of Emporium, which can be reached from exit No. 2 of BTS Phrom Phong.

An image of AIS D.C. posted June 19. Photo: AIS D.C. / Facebook.
An image of AIS D.C. posted June 19. Photo: AIS D.C. / Facebook.