Bank of Asia (Robot Building)

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Bank of Asia (Robot Building) information

Location
Bangkok , Thailand
Address
cnr Th Sathon Tai,Soi Pikun
Getting there
Train: Surasak exit 4
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During the crazy 1980s, when no building project was too outlandish or expensive, architect Sumet Jumsai created his now-famous ‘Robot Building’ for the Bank of Asia. The whimsical facade does indeed look a bit like a robot (or our idea of what a robot should look like, at least). Needless to say, few architectural purists were keen on it at the time, but now it seems quaint and retro – a real character on Bangkok’s often uninspired skyline. The building itself is not open to the public; it is best viewed looking south from the Skytrain between Surasak and Chong Nonsi stations.