RDO congratulates Ms. Chawadee Nguanson, Ms. Opar Chaisangapong, Mr. Khampee Klamnaruemon, and Ms. Supavadee Jingjitra, instructors of Faculty of Architecture, PSU, Trang campus, for receiving Outstanding Research Award from RSU National and International Research Conference in international Creative Arts Exhibition 2017 for their collaboration on “Connecting our past through prestigious culture in Trang Municipal Food Market”.
The research effort was part of the Phraya Rutsadanupradit Research Model, which aims to promote sustainable tourism. The team identified the problems and causes around municipal food markets in Trang that may negatively impact future growth. The issues documented were related to ventilation, waste management, lighting, as well as space management for vendors and visitors. The researchers also studied and analyzed architectural style in Tub Teang municipality to use as a design framework and to solve the aforementioned issues.
“Connecting our past through prestigious culture in Trang Municipal Food Market” was conceived out of synthesis and analysis of the combination of above collected data. The effort has an objective to restore the markets not only to serve as trade centers but also as live museum with unique characteristics that showcase localism and life style of Trang community. The markets are envisioned as a cultural crossroad of its residents and visitors. This ambitious endeavor will undoubtedly depend on Trang residents, private sector, and the local communities.