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Thonglor's nightlife gets an eco-conscious boost with Siwilai Radical Club

The space uses 5 tonnes of recycled plastic waste collected from all over Thailand

  • Miki Kitasako
  • 14 December 2023
Thonglor's nightlife gets an eco-conscious boost with Siwilai Radical Club

The club arm of Siwilai has sprouted out in the heart of Thonglor as the new sustainable upcycled space called Siwilai Radical Club.

This dining venue-cum-nightclub is adorned with bright, bold orange-hued furniture and fittings made from five tonnes of recycled plastic waste that has been salvaged from the many corners of Thailand.

Teaming up as a four-way collab, the group from Siwilai has partnered with Space Available from Bali, Indonesian architects Sidarta and Sandjaja and one of Thailand’s producers of sustainable materials; MORE.

The space has been meticulously curated to stand out in the busy streetscapes of Thonglor while keeping its design architecturally sleek and modern yet traditionally Thai.

Both the exterior and interior showcase the recycled orange plastic artistically in all the right corners that surround the space. However, there is a slight split between the club and the dining areas.

The dancefloor uses an open floor plan that resembles a 1970s discotheque — a chequered floor that surrounds itself with the signature recycled orange, disco ball, a soundsystem from Norwegian sound studio NNNN and NYC-based Ojas speakers that surround the space by the DJ deck. The dining zones play around with warmer tones of wood and natural hues with a sprinkle of orange.

As for the sound system in the gastronomic areas, diners can expect to hear tunes from a JBL4350.

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With its early 8am start, the space offers all-day and night soiree as it transforms itself from a food haven with baked goodies, spiked brews, brunch selects, healthy options, ‘new age Thai’ spread for dinner before turning into a discotheque in the wee hours.

Staying true to its eco-conscious ethos, the ingredients used in the meals are also sourced sustainably from around the country. The club is currently only open from Wednesdays to Saturdays and includes a range of sounds from disco, house music and hip hop.

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Since its inception in 2014, the Siwilai group has since birthed cafés, stores, community spaces and clubs. Some of their ventures include Siwilai store, Siwilai Café, Siwilai City Club and Siwilai Sound Club.

Just last week, the new space celebrated its grand opening with Goldie who is still continuing Metalheadz’s 30th anniversary tour in Asia.

More info on Siwilai Radical Club here.

Amira Waworuntu is Mixmag Asia’s Managing Editor, follow her on Instagram.

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