Thai Developer Transforms Urban Spaces Into Unconventional Football Fields

Michele Debczak
Thanasorn Janekankit//YouTube
Thanasorn Janekankit//YouTube / Thanasorn Janekankit//YouTube

Fitting football fields into a densely populated neighborhood requires thinking outside the box. For the Unusual Football Pitch project, property developer AP Thai teamed up with digital agency CJ Worx to build play areas in Bangkok's Khlong Toei district by making inventive use of the limited space, Dezeen reports.

The goal of the initiative was to create positive spaces where the community’s young people could congregate and play footfall. Building a standard-sized pitch would have been impossible: The few empty lots in the neighborhood are irregularly-shaped because of the buildings that surround them. Instead of fighting this limitation, AP Thai decided to embrace it.

The team claims the four non-rectangular football pitches, which range in shape from trapezoid to Tetris piece, are the first of their kind. As the short film below shows, the quirky courts are a welcome addition to one of the most densely-populated cities on earth.

[h/t Dezeen]

Know of something you think we should cover? Email us at