539 Moo 12 Kasetsin 11 Alley Pattaya Nong Prue, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150
Mario Kleff The Touch ® is a modern real estate development by architect Mario Kleff and Wandgroup (Thailand) Co Ltd. With only two supporting columns and a span of over 25 meter, the building design and the innovative concept of a complete touchscreen control was the first in Thailand in 2011.
Mario Kleff - The Designer And Developer Of The Touch ®
A high-rise condominium set new standards
In 2022, Mario Kleff The Touch ® might still be the only two columns high-rise structure in Thailand.
Mario Kleff, 26 April, 2022
The Touch ®, a 33-storey high-rise structure, is disguised in reflective blue glass that mirrors the shades of the ocean, and with only 32 residential units, including a three-storey penthouse is a true modern and luxurious condominium development, and a new landmark on Phra Tamnak Hill.
The Touch ® is located 539 Moo 12 Kasetsin 11 Alley Pattaya Nong Prue, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, and today is a new condominium development named Andromeda. Although the building design has changed, the new structure and its location offer fantastic views over the Pattaya Bay.
The Touch ® stands for smart system and world-class engineering. Three high-strength round tubes with a large diameter cast in marine concrete determines each of the two columns. Mario Kleff integrated cellular beams, which are welded as a large box carrier for each floor to keep the structure light but of superior strength. Heavily post-tensioned floor slabs made of marine concrete keep the structure safe and sound.
The interior works and finish of Mario Kleff The Touch ® is impressive with its futuristic furniture, tailor-made carpets made of red, gray, blue, yellow and purple color and a state-of-the-art lighting system that is integrated in door frames, walls, floors and ceilings. The pleasant way of living within these walls make every residential unit an art space.
Unit layout, Mario Kleff The Touch ®
A structure that could be the most iconic building on Phra Tamnak Hill
After Mario Kleff passed the process of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and received the official planning permit for The Touch ®, construction began in December 2011. Developer Mario Kleff and the Wandeegroup invested approx. 165.000.000 Thai Baht or 5 Million USD. Due to the international financial crisis, the project was sold before completion.
Back Mid 2000, the architect Mario Kleff worked together with the TAG Group, a company led by Gordon Gillen. It was a time of visions and booming real estate in Pattaya and throughout Thailand. With the project called Sky Park, Mario Kleff provided excitement. The architect was contracted to create a 198-meter skyscraper with a two-column design and a span of over 38 meter. To license this project, the construction of the new Second Road in Jomtien was accelerated by the authority. Unfortunately, the developer went into bankruptcy and the project was stopped shortly thereafter.
Mario Kleff was disappointed once more, but did not give up and the idea was born to start as real estate developer. The idea for The Touch ® is based on the disappointment of the unrealized Sky Park. Mario Kleff and spouse Nittaya Wongsin bought the plot and created The Touch ® condominium.
Wandeegroup worker built a deep foundation, Mario Kleff The Touch ®
Deep foundation, Mario Kleff The Touch ®
Question and answers about The Touch ®
Is Mario Kleff the architect of The Touch?
Architect Mario Kleff is the architect and developer of The Touch.
Why has The Touch project stopped?
Due to the international financial crisis, The Touch ® was sold before completion.
Is Mario Kleff an architect for high-rise building?
Mario Kleff was contracted to create a 198-meter skyscraper with a two-column design and a span of over 38 meter.
Why is The Touch a landmark?
The touch is a minimalist structure with a large blue class facade.
Why is The Touch special?
The Touch ® is the only skyscraper with a two-column structure in Thailand.
Is The Touch a registered trademark?
The design, name and logo of The Touch ® are registered trademark. Mario Kleff owns the copyrights.
Location of The Touch ®, Phra Tamnak Hill, Pattaya
Master plan of The Touch ®, Phra Tamnak Hill, Pattaya