Ms. Kotchakorn Voraakhom

Ms. Kotchakorn Voraakhom is a landscape architect from Thailand who works on building productive green public space that tackles climate change in dense urban areas and climate-vulnerable communities. Opened in 2017, Chulalongkorn Centenary Park is Bangkok’s first critical piece of green infrastructure to reduce urban flood risk. The park can collect, treat, and hold up to one million gallons of water with on-site water management, alleviating overwhelmed public sewage during heavy rainfall. In 2019, Thammasat Urban Rooftop Farm, Asia’s largest, was opened. Landprocess repurposed wasted rooftop space to address food and water scarcity in preparation for future climate challenges. In 2020, Chao Phraya Sky Park was realized. Once an inaccessible and incomplete sky railway, the old ruins are now whole, becoming the first recognized bridge park to cross a river in any capital city. Voraakhom is a Chairwoman of the Climate Change Working Group of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA World), TED Fellows, Echoing Green Climate Fellow, Atlantic Fellow, and Futurity Fellows from BMW Foundation. She received her master’s in landscape architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. 

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