2012 | SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE | Envisioning a place for visionaries

program: INSTITUTION | location: CUET CAMPUS, CHITTAGONG | status: academic STUDY

The objective of the project is to contribute to create an environment for nurturing young minds in the art and science of designing built environment.

the site CUET campus is remarkable for its ambient natural beauty. Undulating land, rippling streams, lush green vegetation comprising plants of rare and precious varieties make the area a natural arboretum. The guiding principle was designing with nature with minimal interruption to the existing eco system.

Creating continuous indoor outdoor spaces that interact with each other; a balance between nature and built environment was the focus. Curved lines of the corridors create free flowing axis and there is another rhythm of movement from going lower level to upper. Open terraces provide users a breath and punctuation for reflection and regeneration of the body and the spirit.

classrooms and all other spaces bathe in soothing daylight. The studios open up to embrace nature; and the clerestory windows allow in the warm winter sun and keep out the hot summer heat.

2012 SPRING | THESIS PROJECT | b. Arch | NORTH SOUTH UNIVERSITY 

Program brief:

Department of Architecture

Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Department of Landscape

Administrative Area

Workshop

Resource and Documentation area

Cafeteria

Multipurpose Hall

site area: 124,013 sft

Total Height: 15’ [from road and plaza level]

PLAN AT UPPER ROAD LEVEL

PLAN AT LOWER ROAD LEVEL

PLAN BELOW ROAD LEVEL

CONCEPTUAL MASTER PLAN

CONCEPTUAL SECTION OF STUDIOS AND CLASSROOMS

STILTED STRUCTURE: TRADITIONALLY USED AND THE MOST SUITABLE ONE FOR FRAGILE HILLY LAND TO ALLOW OCCASIONAL LAND SLIDE

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