To build a grand hall that would be the proper venue for the graduation ceremony has been a long awaited project for Mahidol University since its first two presidents. It had not been until 2006 that the idea began to materialize when the government allocated 990 million baht to match the equal amount from the university to finance it. The new building would have multiple purposes; it could accommodate a full symphony orchestra, operas, national and international conferences.
The winning design by Architects 49 Co,Ltd. features design concepts that incorporate natural forms and traditional Thai architectural features. From the air the building is in the shape of Kan-phai flower, the floral emblem of Mahidol University. The pattern on its roof resembles the skeletal framework of human body, symbolizing the advancement of medical knowledge which inspired the birth of the university.
As its construction has now been successfully completed, Prince Mahidol Hall debut concert was the New Year’s Concert 2014 of Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra in the soft opening on January 11, 2014. In March 23, 2014, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra,
For more information about this project, please visit
Link 1 (thailandphil.com)
Link 2 (Website of Architects 49 Co,Ltd)
Link 3 (Website of Mahidol Hall)