Pursued as an undergraduate team project in spatial design, the Hua Lamphong Train Station posed great opportunities in the realm of transit seating and interim luggage storage.
After observing and interviewing passengers over a period of 9 weeks, we noted underutilization of seating due to its generic design that offered no space to hold luggage and its arrangement in tight rows that left the middle of these very rows unoccupied due to difficulty in accessing them. This caused a lot of passengers to seat themselves along the isles on the floor (customary to Thai culture) which blocked free flow of foot traffic often causing discomfort when rushing for trains. Interim luggage was another such issue that we discovered during our observations.
Our vision is to device a seating system to offer seating options to individuals and families while offering storage capabilities for their luggage. Our vision also encompasses an easy to use storage system that allows for systematic storing and retrieving of luggage while ensuring they adhere to safety standards.