Archeground Wins Top Honor in Prestigious 2A Asia Architecture Award 2015
The inaugural occasion of Asia Architecture Award 2015 will be remembered for the glorious presence of Bangladesh in the arena of architecture in Asia. Out of 613 projects submitted from all around Asia, Bangladeshi Architects take out two spots including first place in Commercial category in 2AAA , 2015.
The theme for 2AAA, 2015 was “The Emergence of Contemporary Architecture in Asia”. The award recognizes projects that are driven by significant design innovation supported by contextual analysis and studies and which showcase technical advancement, innovative use of material , reflection of sense of place and ecology, reflection of cultural identity etc. This year, the award has been given to 29 projects in 7 different categories.
“Loom Shade for Amber Denim at Gazipur” desgned by Archeground Ltd. from Bangladesh has won the first prize in Commercial category. On behalf of Archeground architect Jubair Hasan received the award at a ceremony on 16 Oct, 2015 held at Istanbul, Turkey.
The project Loom Shade for Amber Denim took its inspiration from the vernacular architecture of Bangladesh while it is modern in stylistic expression. The humble structure with modern amenities inside is fabricated with the locally available materials both natural and crafted. The lily pond and vegetation around the loom shade reflects sense of place in the truest sense.
“Keeping the project cost low was a challenge which was worked out throughout its completion. As for running expenses the introduction of watrebody, bamboo screen, high ceiling and other vernacular elements substantially reduces electricity cost by eliminating the need for air conditioning and artificial lighting and makes the space cool and comfortable to work in. The main intention is ease of use and comfort.” – Archeground (quoted from the presentation panel).
Another project that took the attention of the honorable Jury is “Friendship Centre” designed by Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury (Urbana). The project received 2nd prize in Urban/ Rural / Landscape category.
Under the organization of 2A magazine and presence of Ahmad Zohadi (CEO of 2A magazine and chief organizer of the award) the 2015 jury, Romi Khosla, Bahram Shirel, Seung H-Sang, Sinan Mert Sener, and Yavuz Selim Sepin decided on the winners for each category.
Congratulations to all the award recipients and specially to Archeground and Urbana for their outstanding achievements.
Click here to read more about the winners and honorees of the 2AAA Awards, 2015.