| Ar. Tabassum Zarin & Dept. of Architecture , SUB |

Department of Architecture in State University of Bangladesh rejoices a successful completion of the three day Arch fest program with great manifestation.  The three day event from 6th to 8th June was composed with number of magnificent occasions including seminar, project presentation, exhibition, film show and cultural program. The graceful presence of the eminent architects and academicians Prof. Shamsul Wares, Rabiul Hussain, Mustafa Khalid Palash, Prof. Dr. Abu Sayeed (President, IAB), Prof. Dr. Qazi Azizul Mowla (Advisor, Dept of Arch, SUB), Kazi Golam Nasir (Chief Architect, GoB) and Sazzadur Rasheed (Head, Dept of Arch, SUB)  made the whole occasion  momentous.

Day one had started with the welcome speech of the Honorary Advisor Prof. Dr. Qazi Azizul Mowla, followed by the appreciative speech of the President of Board of Trustees Dr. A M Shamim. Prof. Dr. Mowla spoke for more active engagement between the young faculties and practicing architects. Later on Prof. Dr. Abu Sayeed and Ar.Kazi Golam Nasir had an encouraging dialog for improving the education system by undertaking this type of program regularly. The day one program ended with a delightful cultural program.

In day two, Prof. Mowla inaugurated the seminar with his presentation on “Architectural response to earthquake” which shed light on the earthquake resilience architecture and responsibility of architects and  planners. The event got further momentum with the spectacular dialogue by the eminent architect Mustapha Khalid Palash. He shared some of his works including Grameen phone Headquarter, Bengal tower in Tejgaon, Bengal house apartment block in Gulshan, the Light house in Chittagong to the young audience while giving emphasis  on sustainable thoughts and environmental considerations with high tech features in buildings in contemporary time. His thoughtful process of dealing with context and climate in architecture by adopting contemporary technology left the audience in an astonishing mood. The presentation concluded with an appreciative endnote by Prof. Shamsul Wares.

The Honorable Vice President of BOT Dr. Mahbubur Rahman presented crests to the noble guests on behalf of State University of Bangladesh. The day ended with student award giving ceremony.  Nasiruddin Dipu, Delwar Ahmed Showrobh, MD Shah Alam and S.M Shahiduzzaman won the award in “Best Exhibition Panel” category.

The three day event finally brought its curtain down with the movie “Shurjo Dighol Bari” and the documentary film “Tini” followed by the short fiction “Surface”. The hard works and efforts by the faculties and students were paid off and made the event a success.