- Siam Piwat has been recognized with a Friendly Design Award by “the Friendly Design for All Foundation”, while ICONSIAM has received a Universal Design Bathroom Award, and Siam Premium Outlets Bangkok has been awarded as “Tourism for All” venue.
- Siam Piwat is advancing universal design in all of its buildings to create excellent experience and ensure convenience, safety, and equal access for all.
- All these accolades reinforce Siam Piwat’s position as The Visionary Icon that is resolute in transforming Thailand into “the Universal Design city” in a bid to elevate the quality of life and deliver happiness for all.
Bangkok (February 2022) – Siam Piwat Co., Ltd., the world’s leading retail property developer, owner and operator of world-class projects, such as Siam Paragon, Siam Center, and Siam Discovery, and one of the joint owners of ICONSIAM and Siam Premium Outlets Bangkok, has received a Friendly Design Award for the fourth consecutive time at the 5th Thailand Friendly Design Expo 2022 – a testament to the priority it has given to structural design across every aspect of its shopping centers for equal and convenient access for all. ICONSIAM has also been recognized with a Universal Design Bathroom Award, while Siam Premium Outlets Bangkok has been awarded as “Tourism for All” venue. These accolades reinforce its position as The Visionary Icon and reflect the value it has placed on utilizing creativity to deliver excellent experience to its customers and all Thais.
Ms. Chadatip Chutrakul, Chief Executive Officer of Siam Piwat Group Co., Ltd. and Director of ICONSIAM Co., Ltd., stated, “Throughout more than 60 years, Siam Piwat has strived to bring benefit to a large number of people and contribute to a better quality of life for all Thais through our businesses. This has been integrated into every business operation of ours. We place great emphasis on the principle of universal design in our structural development to ensure everyone has convenient, safe, and equal access to the services and experiences inside our properties
Siam Piwat has received a Friendly Design Award for the fourth consecutive years, which is a proof of our resolution to develop our properties in recognition of the Universal Design philosophy with accessibility for people of all ages, genders, and physical conditions, thus ensuring the friendly environment for all. Siam Piwat is poised to develop our properties in line with the Universal Design concept to propel Thailand into the Universal Design city elevate the quality of life for all Thais, and serve as a source of happiness for all.
Siam Piwat has received a Friendly Design Award for the fourth consecutive years (2016, 2017, 2019, 2022), which testifies to its position as the Visionary Icon that introduces cutting-edge innovation and leverages its management excellence to ensure that its sites and environments are designed in such a way that they are equally accessible and friendly to all people. In addition to Siam Piwat, ICONSIAM, one of the world’s most coveted tourist destinations, has also been recognized with a Universal Design Bathroom Award. Previously, ICONSIAM was presented with a Friendly Design Project of the Year Award in 2018, which honors a site, organization, or tourist attraction that advances universal design for all, and a Friendly Design Destination Award in 2019, in recognition of its exemplar friendly design and accessibility for people of all ages, genders, and physical conditions, thus ensuring convenience, safety, fairness, and equity for all. Moreover, Siam Premium Outlets was also recognized with Tourism for All award as the architectural design and construction aligned with the Universal design and Friendly Design concept.
Mr. Supoj Chaiwatanasirikul, Managing Director of ICONSIAM Co., Ltd., said, “Every square inch of ICONSIAM including its transportation system, building structure and facilities has been designed in line with the Universal design concept and takes into consideration of the way of life of all groups of people. Guided by the concept of universal design, ICONSIAM is a major tourist destination that is accessible to commuters from everywhere through a land-rail-water connection and offers spacious reception areas. The pier is equipped with ramps for wheelchair users, thus ensuring the access for people of all physical abilities. The design and the materials used inside the building also follow the principle of universal design. All entrances, indoor and outdoor walkways, and the parking building are outfitted with ramps wide enough for all types of wheelchairs. In addition, every floor offers bathrooms for people with disabilities and the elderly as well as dedicated diaper changing stations and breastfeeding rooms, along with railings, emergency equipment, and other facilities. Moreover, the elevators are large enough to accommodate wheelchairs of all types and equipped with special buttons conveniently accessible for wheelchair users. All of these can also be found with ease thanks to clearly visible and easy-to-understand signage”
It has always been Siam Piwat’s aspiration to promote universal design and friendly design for all in order to reinforce its position as the Visionary Icon, create excellent experience for all, and ensure convenience, inclusivity, safety, fairness, and equity. Thanks to this aspiration, OneSiam (Siam Center, Siam Discovery, and Siam Paragon), ICONSIAM and Siam Premium Outlets Bangkok have been able to win over everyone’s heart as the ultimate destinations all through the years up to this day.