Those who haven’t ventured past the On Nut BTS station in a few years may be surprised to find what’s happening in this part of Bangkok. A flurry of activity has seen new condominiums and a handful of office buildings pop up here in recent times. However, one developer is taking things a step further by establishing an innovation district in this unlikely location.
The ever-ambitious MQDC recently unveiled Cloud 11 which is being positioned as Asia’s largest hub for content creators. It is part of what is being dubbed the South Sukhumvit innovation district that also features the developer’s True Digital Park.
“We have always honored our ‘For All Well-Being’ philosophy with our property projects that enhance the lives of all on a sustainable basis,” Khun Visit Malaisirirat, Chief Executive Officer of MQDC, said. “Every MQDC project delivers benefits to local communities, the public, and the country, as it is developed with innovations, advanced technologies, and concepts in line with national development policies. We have invested in the Cloud 11 project to create an innovation cluster for new-gen and creative innovation in South Sukhumvit.”
True Digital Park and Cloud 11 will essentially be across the street from one another as part of the innovation district that can be found between the Udom Suk and Bang Chak BTS stations. It’s not the first place that springs to mind when people think of cutting-edge business, but these two mixed-use developments are changing that.
For MQDC, the key to its new project was ensuring it was complimentary to what was already available. So, while True Digital Park is billed as a startup ecosystem, Cloud 11 is focused on an “Empowering Creators” concept that centers around being a hub for the next generation content creators.
“Cloud 11 not only has physical facilities to comprehensively fulfill the needs of content creation and new-gen lifestyles, but it will also give inspiration, knowledge and growth opportunities to creators, content-based enterprises, and related businesses,” Khun Onza Janyaprasert, Project Director of Cloud 11, detailed. “We expect Cloud 11 to empower Thai creators and bring them to the global market. Also, we truly hope that our project will contribute to efforts to turn Thailand into a top global content provider.”
In addition to office and studio space, Cloud 11 will also contain two hotels, a retail zone, event space and Bangkok’s largest rooftop park. Work on the project began in 2022 and is slated to be finished by the end of next year.