Urban agriculture centre opens | Bangkok Post: travel

Chulalongkorn University has invested about 5.6 million baht to turn the 1 rai rooftop space of the seven-storey Siam Square One shopping mall into an urban agriculture learning centre.

Called “Siam Green Sky”, the garden is the pilot green project of the university, which aims to take advantage of space in and outside of buildings to create green zones, according to Assoc Prof Dr Permyot Kosolbhand, vice-president of the Property Management Office of Chulalongkorn University.

The rooftop garden is not only an outdoor classroom and a relaxed corner for city people, but it can also help reduce the temperature about 3-4C inside the building, he added.

The garden is expected to help reduce an electricity bill up to 2,000 baht per year, per square metre.

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