United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization or as we know “UNESCO” specifically UNESCO Asia Pacific has awarded for the first time ever a Thai cafe under Cultural Heritage Conservation for New Design in Heritage Contexts 2018 to Kaomai Estate 1955, a hipster cafe with an unforgettable design.
The Kaomai Estate 1955 is a part of the Kaomai Lanna Resort in Chiang Mai. The project began in 2016 on land that was used as a tobacco processing plant for over 63 years. There are 50 structures involved in the project that were used as parts of the tobacco factory. The land holds plants that are decades old, some reaching over a hundred. The Kaomai Lanna Resort has 34 bedrooms for those who want to explore the nature and beauty of Chiang Mai and Doi Inthanon.
The project focuses on preserving the values found in architectural heritage. This explanation will make sense as you explore the new furniture that syncs in with the old but classic buildings that holds the rooms and the cafe. The cafe also has an outdoor area for events and 2 museums displaying the history of the site.
In the museums, there is a description of the botanicals in the area and over 50 species of animals that reside in the area. The unique aspect of this estate, is that the current owner and designer aims to create a resort and attraction that extends from the beauty of the old tobacco processing plant with the green existence of the land.
Hopefully this news will help to inspire more business owners and designers to create and build sites that involves the already existing beauty of the land, specifically the heritage, nature, and cultural history.
FB Caption: UNESCO Asia Pacific has awarded for the first time ever a Thai cafe under Cultural Heritage Conservation for New Design in Heritage Contexts 2018 to Kaomai Estate 1955.
Source: Workpoint News