Best Project of Public Building or Facility
About the project
This is a mixed used public facility building which is designed to serve people of the vicinity of Chagal Naiya, Feni, Bangladesh which is a border area. The site is situated in a developed area and people of this area are mostly expatriate. Since the owner of the site is a businessman and he wants revenue from this project, so my suggestion was to make shopping mall and residential complex on top, also This site demands a shopping mall since there has no well equipped mall around. I planned 3 floors for mall and rest of the floor for residential units. We explored local material and local context. Since Bangladesh has hot-humid weather, architecture here needs more opening, more lighting, more ventilation, emerged with nature and has to have more connection with plants. I tried to keep open space all over the plan and tried to make cross ventilation wind pattern by placement of massing. Also I used some hollow concrete block to make a tunnel effect to make cool interior space.
Project design year
Applicant and author of the project
«I have graduated from North South university which is situated in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I am practicing architecture individually and also I have established a architectural firm named “Variance Architects” . We as a team are practicing through our firm for more than 5 years.»