CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF ARCASIA
Dhaka, Bangladesh | November 2019
 

REGISTRATION FOR ARCASIA FORUM 20 WILL BE OPENED ON 5TH JULY 2019

 

Submit your work here and be a part of Forum 20

CALL FOR PAPERS  |  AAA 2019  |  STUDENT COMPETITION


 

The Architects’ Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) is a Council of the presidents of the National Institutes of Architects of twenty-one Asian countries that are members of ARCASIA. Every alternate year, ARCASIA FORUM is hosted by one of the member countries of ARCASIA. The Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) will host ARCASIA FORUM 20 in November, 2019 with the theme “Architecture in a Changing Landscape”.

SHIGERU BAN


Tokyo, Japan

WOHA ARCHITECTS


Singapore

HANIF KARA


Structural Engineer, AKT II

JERAVEJ HONGSAKUL


IDIN Architects, Thailand

PETER CLEGG


FCB Studios

ANDRA MATIN


Indonesia

ALAN RICKS


Mass Architects, USA

Sidhartha Talwar


Studio Lotus, India

NGUYEN HAI LONG


Tropical Space Architects, Vietnam

EMRE AROLAT


EAA Studios, Turkey

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  1. 03 Nov 2019 09:30 - 03 Nov 2019 10:30
    Activity
    Opening of BuildExpo

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  2. 03 Nov 2019 10:45 - 03 Nov 2019 11:30
    Activity
    Opening of Forum 20

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  3. 03 Nov 2019 11:30 - 03 Nov 2019 11:45
    Coffee Break
    Tea Break

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  4. 03 Nov 2019 11:45 - 03 Nov 2019 13:00
    Session
    Session 1
    Chairperson: Ehsan Khan

    Speaker: Emre Arolat, Shamsul Wares

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  5. 03 Nov 2019 13:00 - 03 Nov 2019 14:00
    Lunch
    Lunch

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  6. 03 Nov 2019 16:00 - 03 Nov 2019 16:30
    Coffee Break
    Tea Break

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  7. 03 Nov 2019 16:30 - 03 Nov 2019 18:30
    Session
    Parallel Technical Sessions

    Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden, Airport Road Dhaka Cantonment 1206 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  8. 03 Nov 2019 19:00 - 03 Nov 2019 21:00
    Activity
    Welcome Reception

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  9. 04 Nov 2019 09:00 - 04 Nov 2019 10:30
    Session
    Session 3
    Chairperson: Haroon Rashid

    Speaker: Saif Ul Haque

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  10. 04 Nov 2019 11:00 - 04 Nov 2019 13:00
    Session
    Session 4
    Chairperson: Mohammad Ali Naqi

    Speaker: Andra Matin, MARINA TABASSUM, Sidhartha Talwar

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  11. 04 Nov 2019 13:00 - 04 Nov 2019 14:00
    Lunch
    Lunch

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  12. 04 Nov 2019 14:00 - 04 Nov 2019 16:00
    Session
    Session 5
    Chairperson: Mahmudul Anwar Riyaad

    Speaker: Jeravej Hongsakul, Hanif Kara, Alan Ricks

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  13. 04 Nov 2019 16:00 - 04 Nov 2019 16:30
    Coffee Break
    Tea Break

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  14. 04 Nov 2019 16:30 - 04 Nov 2019 18:30
    Session
    Session 6
    Chairperson: Zakiul Islam

    Speaker: Peter Clegg

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  15. 04 Nov 2019 19:00 - 04 Nov 2019 21:00
    Social Activity
    Heritage Walk & Dinner

    Panam Nagar, Sonargaon Narayanganj, Bangladesh

  16. 05 Nov 2019 09:00 - 05 Nov 2019 10:30
    Meeting
    Office Bearer & Committee Meetings

    Army Golf Club, Bishwa Road 1206 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  17. 05 Nov 2019 10:30 - 05 Nov 2019 11:00
    Coffee Break
    Tea Break

    Army Golf Club, Bishwa Road 1206 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  18. 05 Nov 2019 11:00 - 05 Nov 2019 13:00
    Meeting
    Office Bearer & Committee Meetings

    Army Golf Club, Bishwa Road 1206 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  19. 05 Nov 2019 19:00 - 05 Nov 2019 21:00
    Social Activity
    Award Night

    Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden, Airport Road Dhaka Cantonment 1206 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  20. 06 Nov 2019 09:00 - 06 Nov 2019 10:30
    Meeting
    ARCASIA Council Meeting

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  21. 06 Nov 2019 10:30 - 06 Nov 2019 11:00
    Coffee Break
    Tea Break

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  22. 06 Nov 2019 11:00 - 06 Nov 2019 13:00
    Meeting
    ARCASIA Council Meeting

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  23. 06 Nov 2019 13:00 - 06 Nov 2019 14:00
    Lunch
    Lunch

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  24. 06 Nov 2019 14:00 - 06 Nov 2019 16:00
    Meeting
    ARCASIA Council Meeting

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  25. 06 Nov 2019 16:00 - 06 Nov 2019 16:30
    Coffee Break
    Tea Break

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  26. 06 Nov 2019 16:30 - 06 Nov 2019 18:00
    Meeting
    ARCASIA Council Meeting

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  27. 07 Nov 2019 09:00 - 07 Nov 2019 10:30
    Meeting
    ARCASIA Council Meeting

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  28. 07 Nov 2019 10:30 - 07 Nov 2019 11:00
    Coffee Break
    Tea Break

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  29. 07 Nov 2019 11:00 - 07 Nov 2019 13:00
    Meeting
    ARCASIA Council Meeting

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  30. 07 Nov 2019 13:00 - 07 Nov 2019 14:00
    Lunch
    Lunch

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  31. 07 Nov 2019 14:00 - 07 Nov 2019 16:00
    Meeting
    ARCASIA Council Meeting

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  32. 07 Nov 2019 16:00 - 07 Nov 2019 16:30
    Coffee Break
    Tea Break

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  33. 07 Nov 2019 16:30 - 07 Nov 2019 18:00
    Meeting
    ARCASIA Council Meeting

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  34. 07 Nov 2019 19:00 - 07 Nov 2019 21:00
    Social Activity
    Friendship Night

    Zinda Park, Zinda Park Rd 1460 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  35. 08 Nov 2019 09:00 - 09 Nov 2019 16:00
    Night Out
    Optional Tours
    A. DINAJPUR
    Kantaji Temple (Most Impressive Terracotta Temple)
    METI School (Aga Khan Award 2005-2007)
    Friendship Center (Aga Khan Award 2014-2016)

    B. SYLHET
    Lakkatura Tea Garden
    Shuktara Nature Retreat
    Jaflong
    Dusai Resort
    Lawachara National park

    C. COX'S BAZAR
    Inani Sea Beach
    Kolatoli Sea Beach
    Sea Food Safari
    Royal Tulip Resort

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  36. 08 Nov 2019 16:00 - 08 Nov 2019 21:00
    Activity
    Departure of Foreign Delegates

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  1. 09:30 - 10:30
    Activity
    Opening of BuildExpo

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  2. 10:45 - 11:30
    Activity
    Opening of Forum 20

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  3. 11:30 - 11:45
    Coffee Break
    Tea Break

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  4. 11:45 - 13:00
    Session
    Session 1
    Chairperson: Ehsan Khan

    Speaker: Emre Arolat, Shamsul Wares

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  5. 13:00 - 14:00
    Lunch
    Lunch

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  6. 16:00 - 16:30
    Coffee Break
    Tea Break

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  7. 16:30 - 18:30
    Session
    Parallel Technical Sessions

    Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden, Airport Road Dhaka Cantonment 1206 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  8. 19:00 - 21:00
    Activity
    Welcome Reception

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  1. 09:00 - 10:30
    Session
    Session 3
    Chairperson: Haroon Rashid

    Speaker: Saif Ul Haque

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  2. 11:00 - 13:00
    Session
    Session 4
    Chairperson: Mohammad Ali Naqi

    Speaker: Andra Matin, MARINA TABASSUM, Sidhartha Talwar

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  3. 13:00 - 14:00
    Lunch
    Lunch

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  4. 14:00 - 16:00
    Session
    Session 5
    Chairperson: Mahmudul Anwar Riyaad

    Speaker: Jeravej Hongsakul, Hanif Kara, Alan Ricks

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  5. 16:00 - 16:30
    Coffee Break
    Tea Break

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  6. 16:30 - 18:30
    Session
    Session 6
    Chairperson: Zakiul Islam

    Speaker: Peter Clegg

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  7. 19:00 - 21:00
    Social Activity
    Heritage Walk & Dinner

    Panam Nagar, Sonargaon Narayanganj, Bangladesh

  1. 09:00 - 10:30
    Meeting
    Office Bearer & Committee Meetings

    Army Golf Club, Bishwa Road 1206 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  2. 10:30 - 11:00
    Coffee Break
    Tea Break

    Army Golf Club, Bishwa Road 1206 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  3. 11:00 - 13:00
    Meeting
    Office Bearer & Committee Meetings

    Army Golf Club, Bishwa Road 1206 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  4. 19:00 - 21:00
    Social Activity
    Award Night

    Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden, Airport Road Dhaka Cantonment 1206 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  1. 09:00 - 10:30
    Meeting
    ARCASIA Council Meeting

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  2. 10:30 - 11:00
    Coffee Break
    Tea Break

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  3. 11:00 - 13:00
    Meeting
    ARCASIA Council Meeting

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  4. 13:00 - 14:00
    Lunch
    Lunch

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  5. 14:00 - 16:00
    Meeting
    ARCASIA Council Meeting

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  6. 16:00 - 16:30
    Coffee Break
    Tea Break

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  7. 16:30 - 18:00
    Meeting
    ARCASIA Council Meeting

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  1. 09:00 - 10:30
    Meeting
    ARCASIA Council Meeting

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  2. 10:30 - 11:00
    Coffee Break
    Tea Break

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  3. 11:00 - 13:00
    Meeting
    ARCASIA Council Meeting

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  4. 13:00 - 14:00
    Lunch
    Lunch

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  5. 14:00 - 16:00
    Meeting
    ARCASIA Council Meeting

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  6. 16:00 - 16:30
    Coffee Break
    Tea Break

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  7. 16:30 - 18:00
    Meeting
    ARCASIA Council Meeting

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1000 Sayed Mahbub Morshed Rd 1200 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  8. 19:00 - 21:00
    Social Activity
    Friendship Night

    Zinda Park, Zinda Park Rd 1460 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  1. 09:00 - 16:00
    Night Out
    Optional Tours
    A. DINAJPUR
    Kantaji Temple (Most Impressive Terracotta Temple)
    METI School (Aga Khan Award 2005-2007)
    Friendship Center (Aga Khan Award 2014-2016)

    B. SYLHET
    Lakkatura Tea Garden
    Shuktara Nature Retreat
    Jaflong
    Dusai Resort
    Lawachara National park

    C. COX'S BAZAR
    Inani Sea Beach
    Kolatoli Sea Beach
    Sea Food Safari
    Royal Tulip Resort

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  2. 16:00 - 21:00
    Activity
    Departure of Foreign Delegates

    Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar 1207 Dhaka, Bangladesh


02 Nov 2019 09:00
- 04 Nov 2019 17:00

IAB Build Expo

Opening of Build Expo on 2nd Nov at 16:00

Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave, Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.


03 Nov 2019
- 04 Nov 2019

ARCASIA Forum 20

Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave, Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.


03 Nov 2019

Welcome Reception


05 Nov 2019

Office Bearer & Committee Meeting

IAB Centre, Plot-11, Road-7, Block-E, Agargaon Sher-E-Banglanagar, Dhaka.


05 Nov 2019

Awards Night

Hotel Radisson


06 Nov 2019
- 07 Nov 2019

Council Meeting

IAB Centre, Plot-11, Road-7, Block-E, Agargaon Sher-E-Banglanagar, Dhaka.


06 Nov 2019

50 Years Celebration

Hatirjheel Amphitheatre, Dhaka-1212.


07 Nov 2019

Friendship Night

Zinda Park

02 Nov 2019 09:00
- 04 Nov 2019 17:00

IAB Build Expo

Opening of Build Expo on 2nd Nov at 16:00

Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave, Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.

02 Nov 2019 09:00
- 04 Nov 2019 17:00

IAB Build Expo

Opening of Build Expo on 2nd Nov at 16:00

Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave, Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.


03 Nov 2019
- 04 Nov 2019

ARCASIA Forum 20

Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave, Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.


03 Nov 2019

Welcome Reception

02 Nov 2019 09:00
- 04 Nov 2019 17:00

IAB Build Expo

Opening of Build Expo on 2nd Nov at 16:00

Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave, Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.


03 Nov 2019
- 04 Nov 2019

ARCASIA Forum 20

Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Begum Rokeya Ave, Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.

05 Nov 2019

Office Bearer & Committee Meeting

IAB Centre, Plot-11, Road-7, Block-E, Agargaon Sher-E-Banglanagar, Dhaka.


05 Nov 2019

Awards Night

Hotel Radisson

06 Nov 2019
- 07 Nov 2019

Council Meeting

IAB Centre, Plot-11, Road-7, Block-E, Agargaon Sher-E-Banglanagar, Dhaka.


06 Nov 2019

50 Years Celebration

Hatirjheel Amphitheatre, Dhaka-1212.

06 Nov 2019
- 07 Nov 2019

Council Meeting

IAB Centre, Plot-11, Road-7, Block-E, Agargaon Sher-E-Banglanagar, Dhaka.


07 Nov 2019

Friendship Night

Zinda Park



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Welcome to the largest deltaic land, Bangladesh! Where majestic rivers, lush greens and affectionate people are integrated ingredients of our culture. It has rich heritage and cultural significance with modern and contemporary precedents. It had its own citadel (3rd C BC) in parallel with ancient roman civilization. Moreover it has been conceived with strong architectural significance of Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Mughal, Colonial and pre Liberation era. Bangladesh is also blessed with enriched natural features like longest sea beach, green hills, Tea gardens, Mangrove forest, green marshy lands etc. Here architecture takes shape with the change of its landscape.

To explore such beauty and architecture we are going to arrange selective tours only for you, international participants.
For Complementary Tour Details, Click Here
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Please write to us for any further queries regarding Tours to:
arcasiadhakatours@gmail.com
Complementary Tour: 03 and 04 Nov 2019, 2 pm to 4 pm
National Parliament designed by Ar. Louis I. Kahn
Complementary Tour: 03 and 04 Nov 2019, 7 am to 9 am
Hotel - Bait-ur-Rauf Mosque-Residence - Hotel
Complementary Tour: 06 and 07 Nov 2019, 7 am to 9 am
Hotel - Institute of Fine Arts (DU) - Museum of Independence - Hotel
Complementary Tour: 06 and 07 Nov 2019, 7 am to 9 am
Hotel - Shakhari Bazar - Ahsan Manjil - Lalbagh Fort - Hotel
Tour A: 08 Nov 2019
09 Nov 2019
Dhaka - Syedpur - Kantajee Temple - Meti School - Friendship Center - Syedpur - Dhaka
Tour B: 08 Nov 2019
09 Nov 2019

Dhaka - Sylhet Tea Garden - Shuktara Nature Retreat – Jaflong - Lawachara National Park - Dusai Resort - Dhaka
Tour C: 08 Nov 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
Dhaka - Cox's Bazar - Dhaka

ARCASIA AWARDS FOR ARCHITECTURE ( AAA 2019)

ARCASIA in its endeavors to raise the standard of the built environment throughout Asia in general and in its Member countries in particular, has instituted the ARCASIA AWARDS FOR ARCHITECTURE (AAA) in order to encourage and recognize exemplary works done by ARCHIRECTS working in Asia. The aim of the ARCASIA AWARDS FOR ARCHITECTURES (AAA) is to acknowledge exemplary architectural work and in doing so encourage the sustenance of the Asian spirit, the development and improvement of the Asian built environment and enhancement of the awareness of the role of architects in the socio-economic and cultural life of Asian countries.

The ARCASIA Award also intends to demonstrate that good architecture is a major component of the positive influence on the human environment, and that physical development in Asia need not be in disharmony with the cultural values, national identity or the natural environment of developing countries in Asia.

 

CONVENER'S REPORT
AAA 2019

Mahmudul Anwar Riyaad
MIAB
Award Convener, AAA 2019
 

ARCASIA AWARDS FOR ARCHITECTURE (AAA) was introduced in 1992 by ARCASIA in order to raise the benchmark of architectural practice in Asian context by recognizing extraordinary projects designed by architects, which are situated in Asia. In a two-year cycle, the first three Awards were given at every two years. Since 1999 the Awards were declared during the year in which ARCASIA Forum was held and were conferred in the year in which ARCASIA had its congress. In 2012, mandate was given to the President of ARCASIA 2013-2014 to restructure the AAA from a 2-year to a 1-year cycle. It was also decided that the Awards will be presented every year at the Forum as well as at the ACA.

This year it was indeed an honour for me to be appointed as the Award Convener for the AAA 2019. Experience of running such a vibrant programme for a cycle, specially in the 50th anniversary of ARCASIA, was precious. After the formation of a three member Awards Committee in April this year, the program of AAA 2019 was launched. A five-member Jury Board was also declared immediately. The submission of projects started on 5th May and at the deadline on June 17th some 424 projects were submitted from 14 countries in 10 categories. On 4th August, in the final session of the two-stage process, the Jury board unanimously selected 33 (thirty-three) projects from 9 (nine) categories as their final selection, out of which 11 (eleven) will be awarded with gold medal at the awards night in Dhaka on 5th November 2019 and the others will receive honourable mentions at the same event.

It is clearly visible that, with the shifting of the epicentre of economic and physical development, architectural profession is experiencing a phenomenal growth in this region. Considerable portion of global architectural practice has its focus on Asia now. A significantly growing number of local architects are also engaged in the production of excellent works and the bar is constantly rising.

Since launching in April, every step of this year's AAA program, such as registration, Q&A, periodic report preparation, final submission, preliminary shortlisting by individual jurors from their respective stations and the final jury session in Dhaka, was conducted by using a bespoke web based platform specially created for this year's program. AAA 2019 team in Dhaka was very busy during those days.

I would like to convey my sincere appreciation to all the participants and congratulate the winners. I also earnestly hope that AAA, in years to come , will continue to grow in volume and significance as the premiere Award for Architecture in Asia.

AWARD COMMITTEE

Name Designation Country
Ar. Mahmudul Anwar Riyaad Award Convener Bangladesh
Ar. Jalal Ahmad President, IAB Bangladesh
Ar. Lalichan Zacharias Vice President, Arcasia (Zone A ) India

RITA
SOH

President Arcasia, Singapore
Managing Director
Rdc Architects Pte Ltd.

LYNDON
NERI

Founding Partner
Neri&hu And Design Republic
China

MARINA
TABASSUM

Founding + Principal Architect
Marina Tabassum Architects
Bangladesh

MARLON
BLACKWELL

Distinguished Professor
Fay Jones School
of Architecture + Design
Principal Architect
Marlon Blackwell Architects
USA

DR. SYED
MANZOORUL
ISLAM

Professor
Department of English + Humanities
University Of Liberal Arts
Bangladesh

ENTRIES RECEIVED IN DIFFERENT CATEGORIES

Category Type No's
SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS A-1 52
MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX A-2 29
PUBLIC AMENITY: COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS B-1 55
PUBLIC AMENITY: RESORT BUILDINGS B-2 41
PUBLIC AMENITY: SOCIAL / INSTITUTIONAL B-3 116
SPECIALIZED BUILDINGS B-4 17
INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS C 15
CONSERVATION PROJECTS D 30
SOCIAL RESPONSIBLE ARCHITECTURE E 37
SUSTAINABILITY F 32
TOTAL   424

STATISTICS OF ENTRIES RECEIVED FROM DIFFERENT MEMBER COUNTRIES

Country No's
BANGLADESH 22
CHINA 202
HONG KONG 12
INDIA 44
INDONESIA 3
JAPAN 14
MALAYSIA 13
PAKISTAN 12
KOREA 17
SINGAPORE 11
SRILANKA 15
THAILAND 42
UNITED STATES 2
VIETNAM 15
TOTAL 424
 

SHORTLISTED PROJECTS

 
Category A-1 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL PROJECT
Project Name Brick Cave
Architect Doan Thanh Ha
Project Location Vietnam
 
 
Category A-1 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL PROJECT
Project Name Long An House
Architect Hai Long Nguyen
Project Location Vietnam
 
 
Category A-1 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL PROJECT
Project Name Grow with the Forest - Valley Villas at the foot of Changbai Mountain
Architect Ji Li
Project Location China
 
 
Category A-1 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL PROJECT
Project Name Kelapa House
Architect Chana Sumpalung
Project Location Thailand
 
 
Category A-1 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL PROJECT
Project Name Artists' Retreat, Pittugala
Architect Palinda Kannangara
Project Location Sri Lanka
 
 
Category A-2 MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL COMPLEXES
Project Name Dongziguan Affordable Housing
Architect Fanhao Meng
Project Location China
 
 
Category A-2 MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL COMPLEXES
Project Name SkyVille @ Dawson
Architect Richard Hassell
Project Location Singapore
 
 
Category B-1 PUBLIC AMENITY COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
Project Name Tsukasa Chemical Industry
Tsukuba Technical Centre
Architect Hideki Yoshimatsu
Project Location Japan
 
 
Category B-1 PUBLIC AMENITY COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
Project Name CC Office
Architect Puiphai Khunawat
Project Location Thailand
 
 
Category B-1 PUBLIC AMENITY COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
Project Name Studio Atelier 11
Architect Hyunmo Park
Project Location Korea
 
 
Category B-2 PUBLIC AMENITY RESORT BUILDINGS
Project Name Castaway Island
Architect Vo Trong Nghia
Project Location Vietnam
 
 
Category B-2 PUBLIC AMENITY _ RESORT BUILDINGS
Project Name XY Yunlu Hotel
Architect Yuyang Liu
Project Location China
 
 
Category B-2 PUBLIC AMENITY_RESORT BUILDINGS
Project Name Z9 Resort
Architect Sarawoot Jansaeng-Aram
Project Location Thailand
 
 
Category B-3 PUBLIC AMENITY: SOCIAL / INSTITUTIONAL BUILDINGS
Project Name Museum for Site of XANADU
Architect Li Xinggang
Project Location China
 
 
Category B-3 PUBLIC AMENITY: SOCIAL / INSTITUTIONAL BUILDINGS
Project Name School As Urban Garden – Nanshan Foreign Language School
Architect Yichen Lu
Project Location China
 
 
Category B-3 PUBLIC AMENITY: SOCIAL / INSTITUTIONAL BUILDINGS
Project Name Xie Zilong Photography Museum
Architect Chunyu Wei
Project Location China
 
 
Category B-3 PUBLIC AMENITY: SOCIAL / INSTITUTIONAL BUILDINGS
Project Name Garden School / Beijing No. 4 High School Fangshan Campus
Architect Hu Li
Project Location China
 
 
Category B-3 PUBLIC AMENITY: SOCIAL / INSTITUTIONAL BUILDINGS
Project Name Aranya-Idea Camp
Architect Li Zhang
Project Location China
 
 
Category B-3 PUBLIC AMENITY: SOCIAL / INSTITUTIONAL BUILDINGS
Project Name Tsinghua Ocean Center
Architect Hu Li
Project Location China
 
 
Category B-4 SPECIALIZED BUILDINGS
Project Name M2 Tourist Port at Bai Lianjing, Shanghai
Architect Ming Zhang
Project Location China
 
 
Category B-4 SPECIALIZED BUILDINGS
Project Name Kampung Admiralty
Architect Mun Summ Wong
Project Location Singapore
 
 
Category B-4 SPECIALIZED BUILDINGS
Project Name TOKYU PLAZA GINZA
Architect Taro Nakamoto
Project Location Japan
 
 
Category C INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS
Project Name CRG Archive Library
Architect Yichen Lu
Project Location China
 
 
Category C INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS
Project Name REDD Premiun Self Storage
Architect Ratiwat Suwannatrai
Project Location Thailand
 
 
Category D CONSERVATION PROJECTS
Project Name The Protective Shelter of Locality 1 Archaeological Site of Zhoukodian Peking Man Cave
Architect Guanghai CUI
Project Location China
 
 
Category D CONSERVATION PROJECTS
Project Name Vanke Mao Yuan, Wuhan
Architect Xiao Cheng
Project Location China
 
 
Category D CONSERVATION PROJECTS
Project Name Enabling Village
Architect Mun Summ Wong
Project Location Singapore
 
 
Category D CONSERVATION PROJECTS
Project Name Mapo Oil Tank Cultural Park
Architect Seogoo Heo
Project Location Korea
 
 
Category D CONSERVATION PROJECTS
Project Name Thailand Creative and Design Center
Architect Twitee Vajrabhaya Teparkum
Project Location Thailand
 
 
Category E SOCIAL RESPONSIBLE ARCHITECTURE
Project Name Village Lounge of Shangcun
Architect Yehao Song
Project Location China
 
 
Category E SOCIAL RESPONSIBLE ARCHITECTURE
Project Name In-Bamboo Village
Architect Philip F. Yuan
Project Location China
 
 
Category E SOCIAL RESPONSIBLE ARCHITECTURE
Project Name Yuanshan Pottery Kiln
Architect Qi Tian
Project Location China
 
 
Category E SOCIAL RESPONSIBLE ARCHITECTURE
Project Name NO-BOUNDARY Toilet
Architect Qiao ZHONG
Project Location China
TECHNICAL SESSIONS
Reviewers:
Name Affiliation/s
Dr. Quazi M Mahtab uz Zaman Convener and Editor: Urbanism at Borders Research Group
Stage Manager, Stage 2 Architecture, RIBA Part 1
The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment
Robert Gordon University, Scotland
Dr. Farhan Karim Associate Professor, Department of Architecture,
The University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA
Dr. Md. Mizanur Rashid Senior Lecturer in Architecture,
School of Architecture & Built Environment, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia
Dr. Matluba Khan Research Associate in Evaluation Research and Public Health,
University College London (UCL), UK
Assistant Professor (on leave),
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
Dr. Fahmid Ahmed Academic, Designer and Researcher in the field of Architecture and Built Environment, Adelaide, Australia
Dr. Saif Haq Professor, College of Architecture, Texas Tech University, USA
Dr. Mahbubur Rahman SEARCH Inc, Calgary
Dr. Anisur Rahman Building Performance Analyst, Ecoworks Studio, Atlanta, USA
Dr. Rehnuma Parveen Researcher, Adelaide, Australia
Dr. Sheikh Serajul Hakim Professor, Architecture Discipline
Science, Engineering and Technology School, Khulna University
Dr. Sharif Shams Imon Assistant Professor, Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao
Dr. Rashed Bhuyan Research Fellow / Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities,
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Shuva Chowdhury PhD Candidate, School of Architecture,
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Lecturer (On Leave), Dept. of Architecture, AIUB, Dhaka
Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, BRAC University
Dr. Zainab Faruqui Ali Professor and Chairperson, Department of Architecture, BRAC University
Dr. Fuad H. Mallick Professor and Dean, School of Design, BRAC University
Sujaul Khan Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, North South University
Dr. Mohammad Faruk Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, BRAC University
Dr. Sajid Bin Doza Associate Professor & Head, Department of Architecture, State University
Dr. Huraera Jabeen Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, BRAC University
Dr. Habib Reza Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, BRAC University
Dr. Imon Chowdhooree Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, BRAC University
Dr. Farida Nilufar Professor, Department of Architecture, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dr. Zakiul Islam Professor, Department of Architecture, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dr. Zebun Nasreen Ahmed Professor, Department of Architecture, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dr. Nayma Khan Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dr. Catherine Daisy Gomes Professor, Department of Architecture, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dr. Quazi Azizul Mowla Professor, Department of Architecture, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dr. Shayer Ghafur Professor, Department of Architecture, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dr. Apurba Podder Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dr. Ashikur Rahman Joarder Professor, Department of Architecture, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dr. Asma Naz Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dr. Ishrat Islam Professor, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dr. Roxana Hafiz Professor, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh
ACCEPTED PAPERS

Nazish Abid

Mohd Resaal Ansari

“Sanrachna” + “Sahbhagita”
– A Concept of S.M.A.R.T Village

Most of the tribes in India are in a vulnerable and dilapidated state. Some tribal communities have been categorized as primitive tribal groups on the basis of their extremely backward socio-economic status and other sociological traits. Sabar is one of such ignored tribe mainly found in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal. The people still live according to their traditional primitive life lacking basic necessities such as shelter, sanitation, water supply etc. and mainly depend on resources from forests. The Sabar people are skilled artisans and excelled in mainly brooms, baskets, ropes etc. Their products/ artefacts could not fetch a good price lacking variation in the product’s designs which has brought the languishing their crafts on the verge of extinction. The upliftment of the tribal people is not only necessary to improve the living conditions of the people and to revive their lost arts, but their upliftment will also contribute in increasing the country’s GDP, thus improving the status of the nation globally. This paper looks at the adaptation to develop a self-sustaining community-based solution, with a holistic approach to improve the standard of living of the people by providing them the basic amenities at reasonable price and in a sustainable manner.

Keywords: Tribal communities; Vulnerable and dilapidated; skilled artisans; primitive; self-sustaining community-based solution; Sabar Tribe

Soumini Raja

Reshma Mathew

The permanence in temporality within home and house: A case of the fishing village of Vellayil, India

Coastal communities depend on the forces of nature, nurturing their temporal existence. Temporality is a structure of inter-relationships in which past, present and future cannot be isolated or thought apart from one another. The element of permanence in the built environment of a coastal settlement relies on the morphology of its architectural form, its physical attributes, social practices and human values associated with it. The territories are seldom indelible and are often temporal in coastal geographies that are formed, destroyed and reconstructed constantly. The research focuses on Vellayil village in Kozhikode that revealed a certain degree of multiplicity of identity and spacial quality. Two aspects of spatial appropriation were studied: Production of Space through inhabitation and interstitials, and, generation of Social Space through age and gender determinants. Through an approach encompassing mapping of typo morphological, territorial and socio-psychological characteristics, the notion of home is explored in three settlements in Vellayil that comprise of approximately 30 households. The paper questions the notion of permanence through a morphological and territorial distinction as well as the temporal dimension of a ‘home’ for the inhabitants. The study concludes that the social location of an individual determined by age, gender and occupation unveils the degree of continuity and manner of associations. For a settlement like Vellayil, a house isn’t necessarily the home and the home isn’t necessarily the house.

Keywords: Coastal communities, Inhabitation, Interstices, Home

Nguyen Quoc Tuan

Conservation of French colonial heritage during the transformation process of historical urban centres of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city are two of a few cities in Vietnam that owns French colonial heritage assets, established from the second half of the nineteenth century, and primarily concentrated within the historic urban centres. Along with hundreds of colonial-style buildings, the urban setting of the French quarters brings values to cityscape and tourism. The unique urban landscape of the French Quarter in two cities, with the coexistence of the waterfronts and old buildings, and with lively activities of local people were creating their own identity images. These images are unique and different from other cities in Vietnam, even in Southeast Asia. This characteristic that has created a sense of place for Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city that is full of identity, diversity and cultural harmony. However, degradation, demolition and replacement of heritages in historical urban centres of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city are consequences of uncontrolled economic development. The disappearance of precious urban heritage, and the domination of new, modern and high-rise buildings to serve the urban development needs, have dramatically changed the landscape of the historic urban centre. Recognizing the architecture and urban heritage in the historical urban's landscape means we must focus on the conservation, not only of the building but also the urban setting and the general built environment, the heritage landscapes and spaces around heritage area. This paper will analyze key aspects of French colonial urban heritage in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city in the transformation of the historic urban center. Through analyzing and proposing solutions to the management, conservation and promotion of synthetic values of urban heritage, we can exploit and integrate them into the flow of urban socio-economic development process. By building an inter-relationship between Culture + Heritage and Economy + Technology, it is believed that a smart solution for sustainably preserving and maintaining urban heritage in the development and continuous change of urban areas can be achieved.

Key words: French colonial heritage, Historic centre, Urban landscape, Urban heritage, Landscape changing

Anjana Vaidya

Green Homes: Design Strategies and Socio-Economic Analysis

The study is structured to identify design strategies of green homes in their local context and study the factors that shape their social and economic aspect. The study describes three case studies: a contemporary home, a traditional green home and a modern green home, all built inside Kathmandu, Nepal. Firstly, the study shows that the contemporary home has highest annual energy consumption which is 30.34% more than the traditional green home and 37% more than the modern green home. Secondly, the economic analysis shows that NPV of cost of the contemporary home is more than the traditional green home by 3.15% and more than the modern green home by 1.64%. This is because of the lesser heating- cooling load required in green homes. Moreover, the green home eventually balances the initial high cost by reducing the annual operating cost. Thirdly, green homes have good social impact which starts from user and impacts the society. Through a questionnaire survey, it is known that 54.6% agree and 31.2% strongly agree to live in a house that doesn’t require appliances for heating and cooling, by achieving its own thermal comfort. Similarly, 53% are willing to pay extra investment for solar home system.

Keywords: Kathmandu, Green homes, Energy, Economy, Social

Xuerui Wang

Yue Geng

Temporary City, Forever Forest: Study on the Sustainable Architecture Design of Petroleum Exploration Campsite Towards a Desert Oasis

The desert has long been considered as unfavorable habitations for human activities, however, for the need of resource exploitation, developing and living in the desert has become an inevitable choice, especially for aborigines, and explorers. This paper deliberates a design research of desert campsites: how to provide a sustainable building environment for explorers under extreme geographical conditions, and contribute to the ecological and landscape improvements. Firstly, the legacy of desert vernacular dwellings was covered and traditional architectural syntax was translated by the method of reconstructing and shifting the courtyards. Then the way to comprehensively applying a series of ecological means and energy-saving technologies to the models was established. The results showed a petroleum exploration campsite which promisingly motivates the desert towards an oasis, by the methods of accumulating snow and nourishing trees. Compared to existing temporary, lacking-in-design-featured campsites, these modular architecture groups are developed to perform more effectively on vernacular architecture translation, ecological restoration, and residential experience by a large margin. In the future, it is believed that they hold great promise for the improvement of the desert environment, and space expansion under extreme conditions.

Keywords: Desert, Campsite, Sustainable-Architecture, Energy-Saving, Modular- Architecture

Md Shafique Rahman

Redowan Kabir Kaushik

Sustainability of Building Material, a review of burnt clay brick in the context of Bangladesh

Minimization of energy consumption has become a primary concern today in every aspect of human civilization. Buildings, building materials and components are significant in consuming both renewable and non-renewable sources of energy. Nearly 40% of global energy annually is expended in building’s life cycle stages, such as production and procurement of building materials, construction, operational energy and demolition. To mitigate the energy embedded into a building, it is fundamental to evaluate less energy intensive technologies for construction, as well as low environmental impact building materials. However, assessment of environmental sustainability of the same material is not comparable in every context. Based on the production technology, method of procurement and type of energy used in the production; the environmental footprint of any material should be different in different regions. The aim of this research is to appraise the environmental sustainability of the most prominent building material in South Asian countries, especially in the context of Bangladesh. In the South East Asia, the most used building material is Burnt Clay Brick. With the high rate of infrastructural development, production of brick is increasing every year. In Bangladesh, about 4,500 brick industries are in operation, producing about 9 billion bricks per year. For a sustainable future it is important to assess the environmental impact and embodied energy of this widely used material in the South Asian context. This paper investigates the EE (Embodied Energy: the amount of total energy required to produce a material or product), water consumption, emissions and environmental footprint of burnt clay brick based on the LCA Life Cycle Assessment: Cradle to Grave) methodology and a program based assessment in Simapro 8.1. A comparison between previous research and current study apprises the feasibility of burnt clay brick in this region, in terms of environmental sustainability.

Keywords: Sustainability, Building Material, Brick, Impact Assessment, Life Cycle Analysis, LCA, Embodied Energy

Sonia Guha

CREATIVE SOCIAL RECONSTRUCTION IN THE AGE OF FLUX - Role of Architecture in Defining the Identity of Future Cities of the Global South

The paper underscores the role of architecture in creating ‘Third Place’ as cultural infrastructure for inclusive development. Cities in developed countries have successfully re-imaged themselves using culture and creativity as tool for urban regeneration, positively impacting local economy, quality of life and in creating city identity. Thus, it becomes important to understand how these cities are strategizing these ideologies and if the same principles can help consolidate the future of cities in the Global South. Exploring Cultural Policy trends in three European cities, the role of ‘Third Place’ is ascertained when seen that social reconstruction process is often catalysed through investing in inclusive Public Place and Architecture. This leads to the question how cities of the developing world still battling for primary infrastructure can afford investments in cultural intervention in the scale of European cities. As a possible solution the second part of the paper demonstrates using contemporary projects in India, how in its isolated private realm, architecture can be generous enough to include the community. This is necessary, as current development trends, especially in developing countries of Asia, are most often exclusive and private, where privileges extend towards a particular section who can afford it.

Keywords: Third-Place; Community; Creative City; Cultural Asset

Yashodha Perera

The Architecture of “Now”: An Analytical Anecdote on “Adapting to Change”

In hope of enlightenment upon the “Core Problem” that enhances the dichotomy between the practice of Architecture and the Real-World, this discourse is an analytical anecdote of the “way architects think” and the way “thought processes” are structured within the practice of architecture. The anecdote explores the ideological composition; “Architecture in a Changing Landscape” through the establishment of a robust theoretical foundation for the “Architecture of Now” while trying to understand the Nature – Human – Architecture relationship. It explores the impact of individualized notions of creativity upon the practice of architecture, the Architectural Positions of two renowned Sri Lankan architects; Geoffrey Bawa and Valentine Gunasekara were analysed under the three areas of Ordering Systems, Mass and Trabeation and Broader Social Obligations. The analysis concludes on a critical note upon the fatality of the establishment of specific rules within the practice which is detrimental to the fundamental understanding and enlightenment upon the core of Nature – Human – Architecture relationship, and thus impede the origination of an architecture of the real-world; an “Architecture of Now”.

Keywords: Practice, Theory, Creativity, Architectural Position, Education

Afrida Afroz Rahman

Housing for Low-Income Communities: Promoting Social and Economic Sustainability in Slum Rehabilitation Approaches in the Urban Context of Dhaka, Bangladesh

The objective of this article is to address the importance of and explore the means of achieving social and economic sustainability in designing housing for low income communities. In this era of fast-paced urbanization, more than half of the global population live in cities and urban housing crisis has become a worldwide phenomenon, particularly prevalent in developing countries like Bangladesh. The biggest victim of this phenomenon are the urban poor, who are forced to seek refuge in highly dense informal settlements known as slums and in most cases, they lack proper infrastructure, legal tenure and fail to provide healthy living condition. Since liberation, the Government of Bangladesh has taken several attempts to address the issue of slum and low-income housing through slum upgrading, eviction or rehabilitation. But such attempts have failed in the past to serve their intended user group, resulting in gentrification. This paper argues that the reason behind the ineffectiveness of such projects lies in their failure to attain social and economic sustainability. The role of architecture in ensuring long-term social and economic sustainability of rehabilitation approaches is explored by looking at a government initiated slum rehabilitation project at Mirpur, Dhaka.

Keywords: Slum-rehabilitation, Society, Economy, Informal-settlement, Sustainability

Weilu Chen

Zhenhui Zhang

Charity Organized Youth Camp Contributes to the Reshaping of Rural Landscape_A Case Study of Raleigh Guizhou Campsite Project

Rural landscape has been one of the shared attributes of Asia. It is a comprehensive embodiment of natural, societal, economic and cultural ecosystem. In the past few decades, the decline of rural landscape in China has been seen as a result of the rapid urbanization with prioritized resource allocation to the cities. To address this situation, rural rejuvenation was proposed as a national strategy in recent years to redirect resource and attention to rural area. The key to rural rejuvenation is bringing back people and value-generating events. The specific approaches require diverse supports. Among these supports, charity organized youth camp can serve as a valuable intervention in rural development and contribute to landscape reshaping as it can effectively integrate social resources to promote interaction among people, events and places. The design, construction and operation of Raleigh Guizhou Campsite Project offers an example in this regard.

Keywords: Rural Landscape Reshaping, Charity Organized Youth Camp, Vernacular Transformation, Experience-awakening Construction, Sustained Empowerment

Md. Mustiafiz Al Mamun

Anjuman Ara Begum

Pranjib Paul

Welcoming Water for Changing Urban Morphology: A Biophilic Design Approach

Over time, water resources were important factors in the development of cities and their living environments. Consistently, urban inhabitants are neglecting its role and sometimes have overlooked vulnerabilities resulting water-related disaster, for instance, water scarcity, flooding, waterlogging, drought etc. Watercourses are not only essential for urban ecological environments but also significant in influencing and confining its surrounding urban development that performs in an inclusive way for the shaping of the societies. Notably, the use of water technology into agriculture, water transportation, water-based trade/business, even tourism development sectors are implicitly encouraged in water-based land development. chieving sustainable urban water management (SUWM) for growing cities is a crucial aspect, especially for developing countries facing the challenges of environmental and contextual factors to utilize water resources and water-based architecture. Many researchers have addressed these issues and finding possible solutions through using water sensitive urban design (WSUD) tool to minimize immediate impacts. The gaps on connecting inhabitants with nature, and institutional practices are creating conflicts in sustainable landscape management. The main aim of this paper is to introduce design-based research to revive a Biophilic practice-based morphological paradigm which can reveal a challenging strategic approach to think and act out of the box to use a much higher range of practical solutions along waterscapes. Biophilia is humankind’s inherent biological linkage with nature, which helps to articulate this relationship between the natural and built environment, so that people may experience the benefits through the design applications. The city of Chittagong is considered as the study space because it has worthy water based landscape resources but waterlogging is an alarming phenomenon in the last decade or so. This has negatively affected the urban built environment, especially as a major threat to local business such as wholesale markets which are along natural canals. Improper water drainage systems and lack of water catchment areas in and around residential areas are suffering because of trapped water in an unpredictable manner. The study analyses the user’s perceptions for measuring their attitude level on to use and/or consider water-landscape through a key informant questionnaire survey. The results show that less visual connectivity, limited physical accessibility, and building backdrop have created a psychological and contextual conflict to water landscape use. The potentiality of water landscape-based architectural morphology would be the fundamental approach for changing new urban morphology through transformin water-disaster (e.g., waterlogging, rain/storm-water runoff) to an opportunity.

Keywords: Biophilic Architecture, Urban Morphology, Water-Landscape, Waterlogging, Water Sensitive Urban Design

Tushar Sogani &
Abhishek Jain

ETHOS OF JAIPUR ‘SOCIETY’

Here is a famous saying, ‘the way we build is a reflection of the way we live.’ What is often overlooked is that architecture contributes profoundly to shaping the society we live in today. The city of Jaipur is globally recognized as exemplar of eighteenth century urban planning and has been extensively studied for its cohesive urban morphology and architectural identity. For most, the walled city of Jaipur symbolizes the carefully laid out grid-iron plan organized into neighbourhoods and a uniform urban fabric. However, Jaipur has constantly re-invented itself, assimilating a range of social and cultural influences, visible in its vast repository of crafts, traditions and architectural expressions. The growing economy and population has led to enormous housing needs, driving the extent of architectural work. We need to work towards ‘contemporary sensibility'—a sensibility that takes the roots and ethos of Jaipur architecture and integrates them into contemporary vocabulary of our society. Changing lifestyles and societal structure have transformed the meaning of architecture for many. The perils of technological exploitation, excessive networking is leading to multiuse of spaces as it is shrinking and the diminishing importance given to culture and heritage are the challenges for architecture in Jaipur today.

Keywords: Cohesive Urban Morphology, Architectural Identity, Uniform Urban Fabric, Contemporary Sensibility' Societal Structure

Manjima Shabnam

Ahmed Abdullah-Al Tawheed

Green Networking: An approach to apply landscape ecology model in reviving the ecological networks of Dhaka Metropolitan city

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and the 11th most populous city of the world, home to 18 million people has been named the 2nd least liveable city in the world. Its everincreasing population and hunger for buildable land has created an acute shortage of green reserves and open spaces in the city and have caused a severe disturbance in the precious ecological systems. This imbalance is posing serious environmental threats as well as creating ground for further disappearances of green lands. This study aims to propose the application of landscape ecology in planning urban networks in the densely built-up city of Dhaka in order to conserve the remaining few natural reserves and maximize their effects if possible. The landscape ecology model discussed here is the ‘Patch-Matrix-Corridor’ model which has been applied in Dhaka’s urban network. The ecological and man-made networks of the city are studied based on a conceptual framework. Available data and resources regarding the city’s natural and urban context have been analysed and categorized based on the model to produce an ecological structure of the city. This is followed by suggestions for structural improvements and methods of prescriptive interventions in order to design the functional ecological network, namely ‘Green Network’ for the city.

Keywords: Landscape Ecology, Ecological Models, Urban Ecological Networks, Patch-Matrix Corridor Model, Landscape Fragmentation

Marie Kitano Afrina Haque Hazuki Misawa
Kaname Yanagisawa
Reiko Shimokura
Shinko Sasaki

Case Studies of Spaces in Special Needs Schools, Japan

Recently, the number of children receiving special needs education is growing in Japan. So appropriate guidance and support for such children are necessary. However, the improvement of special needs school facilities is not enough. This study aims to clarify the improvement factors for special needs school by focusing on in and around the classroom. The research objects are a wide range of ages, types of disability, and facility types. The research methods are interviews of staff, mappings of furniture layouts and photos. Through the analysis of the furniture layout of classroom, it was found that classroom configuration could be divided into two types, which were "Centralized type" and "Dispersed type". In addition, the opinion about the environment and equipment of facilities were found through interviews. Required spaces, equipment and settings are different according to individual children’s needs. So multiple functions tend to be provided in one space to deal with various disabilities and different disability typed children. In the surveyed schools, however, we found that they solved the problem at furniture level. There are many problems found even in new schools. It is important to design schools to be flexible corresponding to class type, class number, individual characteristics and disability type.

Keywords: Education, School, Classroom, Disability, Age

Istiaque Ahmed

Shaila Islam

INVESTIGATING PEDESTRIAN BASED INFORMAL ECONOMY AND ITS IMPACT ON WALKABILITY IN DHAKA CITY

Globally walkability in environmental planning and design is receiving increasingattention for its numerous benefits. Therefore, it is necessary to have in-depth knowledge about pedestrian walkability particularly in cities of the developing world. Due to several socio-economic, physical and car-oriented development strategies, issues like walkability often gets overlooked in these contexts and Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is no exception. The city of almost 20 millions has extreme inadequacy of pedestrian facilities. Moreover, massive pedestrian based informal economic activities is gradually causing informalisation of pedestrian behaviour. Although, such activities add richness to an urban environment but here those practices are ultimately hindering the fundamental purpose of having sidewalks. In the context of this problem, the study attempts to investigate the relationship between pedestrian based informal economy and levels of obstructions through a correlation analysis using Geographic Information System. A geo-referenced survey was conducted to collect primary data on obstacle points, types, and scales in the central commercial district Motijheel and in a residential area Mirpur. The analysis revealed that mostly three features of the pedestrians play key role to attract informal economy to concentrate and grow which are – adjacent land- use pattern, amount of traveling population, and scope of alteration.

Keywords: Informal Economy, Walkability, Urban Complexity

Sheikh Serajul Hakim

Apurba Podder

The Politics of ‘Home’ in Urban Informal Settlements

Set within a context of many socio-spatial binaries like legal-illegal, planned unplanned and formal-informal, and in the general absence of any clear answer to how within these binaries ordinary urban spaces are (re)created and (re) shaped, understanding rural-urban migrants’ home-making in the urban ‘informal’ settlements incite the necessity for a comprehensive framework. Based on a recent Doctoral work and supplemented with ongoing empirical works in these settlements of Khulna, Bangladesh, this paper argues that such a framework must be devised in consideration of these conditions, while comprehending the key socio-spatial political mechanisms underlying migrants’ home-making. It hence proposes a conceptual framework – constructed of the concepts of ‘home’ and ‘scarcity’ to depict the acts of home-making by the migrants in Khulna more comprehensively. Here, scarcity is discussed first as a geopolitically constructed rather a real condition for control – manifested in the works of different authoritative regimes in Khulna settlements at its different scale levels. Second, the scarce conditions are also found to be used by the migrants for sustaining their present, often ‘illegal’ and ‘informal’ tenure, and therefore secure a dwelling. This research highlights a number of spatio behavioral- social-political mechanisms and their physical outcomes as practiced in aforesaid settlements. It reveals that this constructed condition of scarcity is compensated by everyday acts of socio-spatial negotiation for territorial control – often transgressing the established boundaries of the aforementioned binaries, which manifest into alternative spatio-behavioral expressions. It is argued that the ‘home’ becomes a meaningful idea only when it’s spatial thresholds and migrant peoples’ many acts of negotiation are viewed in relation with the wider geopolitical circumstances (i.e. scarcity) underlying Khulna’s migrant settlements. ‘Home’, in this context, thus manifest as a socially (hence politically and externally) constructed idea beyond its traditional ‘internal’ focus.

Keywords: Migrants, Slum, Urban Home-Making, Khulna

Sabbir Ahmed

Chowdhury Ali Imam

Gourab Kundu

Towards Automation: An Investigation into the Applicability of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for the Design and Construction of Industrial Buildings in Bangladesh

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is on its way to radically change the construction and design industry with many of its significant advantages such as reduced construction time, reduced wastage of material, reduced cost, and increased safety in construction. In design, rapid prototyping by AM can make an accurate model to better understand and examine the design. In construction, the making of small-scale details to large-scale building components can be automated with the aid of AM. Large-scale automated construction is still undergoing research and development to overcome its limitations. The conventional construction industry is neither safe nor sustainable in terms of site-labor-material-time management, cost-efficiency, environmental issues and dealing with state-of-the-art formal expressions. This paper has examined the necessity of application of AM in various phases of construction and design of industrial buildings in Bangladesh. There are two facets of this study: firstly, it explores the design and construction process of industrial buildings, and secondly, it examines where AM can provide better solutions. Data collection relies on literature review, field survey of under construction industrial buildings and interviews of personnel. Through analyses and interpretations, this study makes a qualitative assessment, specifying the areas of the construction process where AM can make a significant contribution. All personnel involved in design and construction must consider AM because of the improvements it promises.

Keywords: Additive Manufacturing, Industrial Buildings, Design and Construction, Construction Efficiency, Sustainability

Sajid Bin Doza

Emmat Ara Khanam Ema

Architecture is endless’- in the changing landscape of the delta

Bangladeshi people suffer and also regain triumph with its riverine domain that is also a changing landscape. From time immemorial people of this land have been laborious and have taken charges to start innovative ventures. The architectural style of Bengal has been shaped because of its riverine realm. Topography and climate have always been connected to make the architecture as one with this fragile land. In its role, architecture purposefully blends with the environment of that region and traditionally to evolve ground-breaking solutions in the face of confrontation. Sometime this confrontation is a blessing where architecture evolves into a form of art. Climate change has been largely accountable for adopting shelter in different manners in this hinterland. Vernacular architecture has undergone changes and adopted itself into the well-being of its dwellers through understanding of the environment and the human responsive systems. Chronology of architecture in this region is no exception. In the continuation of history; the change in the land form, riverine plains, flash flood and drought chiselled land and shaped grassroots architecture (marginal architecture) since the dawn of the civilization. That architectural style has been a struggle to survive for decades. This refers to any significant change in climate lasting for an extended period. It brings uniqueness in the field of vernacular architecture. Predecessors’ wisdom contributed lot in all aspects to continue the architecture legacy through traditional values and vernacular insight. The focus of the research is to throw light on diversity in different vernacular styles and the current context of climate change; how it behaves with the influences of environment, climate and topography. The research would like to develop figure ground simulation patterns in the different regions of Bangladesh starting from extreme north to the southern part. The illustrative information will be associated with critical ‘architectural sections’. This research will develop a diagram-gadget to understand intelligent solution synchronizing all features. In short architectural sections will express the diverse’ situations both for existing topography and latest climate change adaptation. To make the research inclusive; it is intended to bring forth the versatile situation of the local indigenous styles in the changing landscape of the country.

Keywords: Landscape Chronology, Vernacular, Topography, Climate

Rahanat Ara Jafar

A M Rezwanul Habib

Istiaque Ahmed

An Empirical Study on Continuation Transformation & Transfiguration of Homestead Layout and Space Organization of Handloom Communities in Bangladesh

Since the 17th century, handloom has had its predominance in Bangladesh with a rich heritage and is considered one of the finest aspects of the culture and ethnicityof the country. Integrated living and working environment and sequential process of the handloom triggered unique layout and the spatial organization providing the handloom community with a distinct characteristic. It reflects values and indigenous characteristics of a handloom community which are passed down from generation to generation. However, after the industrial revolution, due to several socio-political reasons, Bengal handloom industries gradually started to decline and continued till the Pakistan period. Throughout this long period, the handloom communities have gone through several phases of transition and transformation. Before getting extinct it is essential to keep such age-old culture and tradition alive, and for doing so, a proper perception of the spatial pattern is necessary. Hence, the core objective of this study is to recognize the indigenous practice of building and identify changes, transformations, and transfigurations in homestead layout and spatial patterns of handloom communities. Such findings will help to trace the transformation pattern in the house layout of handloom communities and find out possible architectural interventions towards a more sustainable handloom community.

Keywords: Morphology, Spatial Pattern, Handloom Community

ARCASIA 2019

STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION 2019

The Architects’ Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) is a Council of the presidents of the National Institutes of Architects of twenty-one Asian countries that are members of ARCASIA. Every alternate year, ARCASIA FORUM is hosted by one of the member countries of ARCASIA. The Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) will host ARCASIA FORUM 20 in November, 2019 with the theme “Architecture in Changing Landscapes”. ARCASIA Board has decided to organize a design competition among the individual students of ARCASIA member countries in this FORUM. This ARCASIA Students’ Architectural Design Competition 2019 is organized by the host Institute under the aegis of the ARCASIA Committee for Architectural Education (ACAE). The objective of the ARCASIA Student Competition is to provide an arena for students from ARCASIA member countries to participate in ARCASIA activities. It is an opportunity for students from different cultures to exchange and share idea on particular design issue that is raised by ARCASIA every year.

COMPETITION THEME

“A Place for Resolution”

 

COMPETITION BRIEF

 

We live in a time of many “conflicts”. These conflicts are of many natures. Some are social, cultural, religious; some are spatial, territorial; some are environmental and so on. The student is to identify such a conflict and to design a “Project” that attempts to find a “Resolution”. One should venture beyond the ordinary boundaries of Architecture, not only be aware of one’s surroundings and events but also attempt to seek answers. The project should show us how “an Architect” can bring about a “Resolution” in a “Conflict”, and demonstrate the architect’s role as a thinker, a reformer, an activist and a visionary.

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GYANENDRA
SINGH
SHEKHAWAT

Chairman ACAE

HEAD JUROR

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KHADIJA
JAMAL
SHABAN

Chairperson BAE-IAP

JUROR - ZONE A

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ADRIANTA
AZIZ

ACAE Representative
Malaysia

JUROR - ZONE B

PROF
DR
KONG
YUHANG

Dean, School of Architecture
Tianjin University, China

JUROR - ZONE C

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MOHAMMAD
AREFEEN
IBRAHIM

Secretary Education – IAB

COMPETITION CONVENER

One Gold Award: USD 500 and Certificate
One Silver Award: USD 200 and Certificate
Three Bronze Awards: Each with USD 100 and Certificate

SHORTLISTED ENTRIES

A KELOID FOR GARDEN HILL
TOPOGRAPHIC MEMORIES | INFRASTRUCTURAL IMAGINATIONS

Hin Fung Sherman Lam & Ka Chun Lai
The University of Hong Kong
 

The project is built on the various alterations & additions done to Garden Hill in Sham ShuiPo, Hong Kong over the course of the past few decades, the site for this project. It is now a mountain of sorrow and silence, after the extensive infrastructural transformations by man turning it from a hazardous landscape to a muted object. Remnants of the conflict between man and nature remain by revealing the concrete and vegetated surfaces of the mountain at different spots.

The project is hence a museum that explicitly exposes the absurdity of the mountain. It calls for an attention, a scar to remember the damage done which is a memoir of the past, and also a connection towards future opportunities - it runs through SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) towards the Shek Kip Mei No. 3 Reservoir, converting infrastructural spaces into vibrant theatres and installation art exhibitions.

The exhibition sequence, hence, exemplifies this duality, winding up the hill and crossing through the central canyon which goes increasingly deeper inside the hill. The artificial (east) wing houses the excavated main exhibition halls, showing the massive backside of retaining walls, structures and soil nails during the 1960s when the government attempted to conquer the landscape. In the natural (west) wing various sunken parks are dug on the surface, which exposes the soil and the soft retaining measures. At last, the patron enters a concrete tower cast from a mound of excavated soil from this project. It is a temple, a place of remembering: the original topography of the mountain, the marks left by the lost soil on concrete, the rite of emerging from the history buried underground to the reality above ground. It concludes the journey through this palimpsest of the infrastructural history of Garden Hill.

REBRIDGE
A PLACE FOR RESOLUTION

Shubham Soni & Vanshika Thandra
India
MNIT Jaipur, India
 

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.

The life on Earth is today plagued by adverse climate changes, global warming, the increasing toxic emissions, rising population, and scarce land resources. Covering 71% of the Earth, it is now time to look at the water again as a harbinger of life in the near future, a place where human life can again thrive in its original glory.

The concern of this project pivoted on the Rapid urban growth and growing inequality that has created a global crisis in housing. Physical and social segregation, which reflects and perpetuates socio-economic disparity within a city, is a growing concern in cities worldwide - including Mumbai. Land which was consumed in water was taken as site context. The community looked upon it reminiscing how it nourished their riverside settlements into cities with impressive skylines. With a new reality, by bringing back people to the primal uses of the river this time, not around it, but above it, the fixity of land has been taken over by the fluidity and movement of aquatic surface.

This is a journey of urban housing from chaos and constraints, to freely moving housing through a collective frame that allows the inhabitant to enjoy the space and witness the spectacle of the waves. It's unlike the modern day housing, a result of urban growth that segregates the rich from the poor and increases the socio-economic disparity. The flexibility in the arrangement of the basic unit and the varied combinations breaks down spatial segregation, binding different realities. The bridge joins cultures, to which water becomes a companion, leading the path. This is a utopian future for humanity on water, one that can be replicated around the world in any number.

REVIVAL OF HOPE
A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY IN BETWEEN THE SPACE

Tien Jun Xiang
Malaysia
UCSI University
 

Founded in 1935, located at Old Nilai Town, Malaysia, the St.Theresa Church is a landmark structure in between the states of urban area Kuala Lumpur & Negeri Sembilan. It can be seen from the highway or when the train passes by through the connection in between is Nilai KTM railway station & highway.

In 1st Jan 2012, this historic Church caught on fire. The existing burnt church becomes a ruined building where part of the wall stands as remaining feature. Afterwards the entire existing programme moves to the new building at the side of the church.

“Revival of Hope” is the initiative to give a new life to this burnt church. The railway station nearer could be a new possibility to connect the peoples to the place, even non-Catholics can make use of the building as communal space. This adaptive reuse project about to inject the “Heaven & Underground” for the “Burnt Church” blurs the boundaries in between the constraints of life and death, religion and belief. The idea represents the new beginning of life for this church that seems to die. The insertion of a floating prayer hall “Heaven” represents the new hope; a metaphor that brings the dead soul from columbarium to return to heaven. The prayer room at the top can overlook the most beautiful scenery of view to the hill. While praying, beams of light sown behind the priest act like a glimmer of hope. The open underground columbarium surrounded by urn box wall. A lively “death” space filled with flowers & greenery.

The open building plan & materials are made of rough texture such as wire mesh & steel and all the cracks, burnt texture & broken part of the burnt church are kept as continuation of the soul of the burnt church. The building itself becomes a storey-telling space. People can appreciate the memory of past while feeling and touching it. Keeping it as a memory of the past, this project is an awareness of preserving the historical building to the public.

ECOLOGICAL REHABILITATION PARK
MUDITHA SENANAYAKA DASILIGE

Sri Lanka
University of Moratuwa
 

Biomimicry is one of the best design approaches which try to mimic the sustainable systems in the natural environment. The human involvement in natural conditions directly affects the social and economic factors. A Sri Lankan example of such an activity occurs in natural resource mining areas - particularly, the “Dediyawala, Kalutara Blue BallClay Mine”. The deposit native to the Sri Lankan western geographic region has reach to the end creating a social, economical and environmental crisis. This situation highlighted the importance of taking precaution actions for the wellbeing of the environment and human ecology. The environmental crises have now begun to affect the dependent and surrounding community, as the deposit has now come to its last stages of existence. A need of rehabilitation of the environment and the community is paramount.

The proposed design approaches covers different issues identified in the linear process of ball clay mining and processing as well as its community arrangement to brings them together into a coherent, unified process which enables innovative, sensitive and flexible solutions while enhancing the social, environmental and economical strengths of all up to a desired level of complexity through a series of interconnected stages flows and develop with the time. The interconnected stages were Immediate, Transitional and Eventual stage.

The building construction process mimics a weaver ant nest. The community, available buildable lands, locally attuned materials taken a major role in building up this building process. The strength of the nest depends on the leaf structure. Waver ants tie these leaves in a particular manner which layers the structure. Similarly the building structure will mimic that leaf organism structural system. The photosynthesis and cells in a leaf creates food for the plant using sunlight, water and air. Similarly the building covering will work as a leaf that produce needed components for the process.

DRIVE-THRU MARKET
NGUYEN QUOC DOAN & HOANG YEN NHI

University of Architecture
Ho Chi Minh City
 

Motorbike has a long history serving Vietnamese in every aspects of daily life, as a result of tiny roads and alleys zoning. Their convenience led to a motorbike boom in Vietnam, especially in big cities like Hanoi andSaigon. Recently, government has proposed plans for banning motorbike in 2025 and improve public transport network with the metro system and better bus stations, all are under construction. Afuture without motorbike undoubtedly will change the cities completely.

Ba Chieu Market is well known to local dwellers as one of the liveliest markets in Ho Chi Minh city. This market serves people from all around BinhThanh district coming to this place showcasing the trading culture. It is hard to believe that scenery will soon disappear as soon as the motorbike banning law goes into effect.

Our design is to rethink the marketplace for future city without losing its convenience. We come up with an alternative of motorbike with bicycles. The structure of the main market hall is still in good condition and no need to demolish the whole structure. We enhance the ideas of riding bicycle by creating a gradually sloped ramp, wrapping around the old structure up to the roof. Different shops will be located along the ramp. This idea is inspired by the current façade of the building, which is an attempt to conserve the feeling of this historic site. At ground level, we remove the walls to welcome both the light and visitors to the market hall, also create bicycle-only lane and provide sunshades for them. Moreover, this “ribbon façade” makes the entrances to the bicycle ramp more visible from outside. Even if they need to buy something quickly or enjoy a nice bicycle ride, riding to the rooftop level of this building while enjoying the view is something worth sweating.

In this project, we want architecture is not just some ornaments for the urban fabric, but a true component of society, especially for a city in that rapid pace of development like Saigon.

 

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