Bidyanondo Sampriti Orphanage School
The school is a bamboo-built structure on a raised timber platform and closely geared to the site and surrounding views of water and farmlands. The work is strongly archetypal, with the rectilinear plan metaphorically centred on a ‘hearth’ in the foyer. In that sense, the constructions of ‘Indigeneity’ are both formal and spatial. The building constructs an ‘Indigenous’ space and imagery which connects with the local spirit. It is a site of cultural production, an archetypal quest for an architecture that is sensitive to the local context and indigenous building tradition. - Editor
Learning Centres for the Displaced Rohingya Community | CODEC
The two storied learning centres are a part of the continuation of the Education Program being implemented in the Rohingya refugee camps by CODEC with support from UNHCR. Due to space shortage 18 single-storied learning centres were re-designed and constructed into two storied learning centers, which are helping to accommodate more children in the learning facilities. Although the Government of Bangladesh has recently started the process of relocating 1,00,000 forcefully displaced Myanmar Nationals to ‘Bhasan Char’, still there will be more than 1 million refugees left in the camps of Cox's Bazar. So, the need for these educational structures will always be there.
Child-friendly space: A safe place to play, learn and participate
The project is designed to address children's specific needs in the refugee camp environment, and to give them a chance to just be children again.
Annex Building for Rughunathpur High School, Khulna
This new science building, located in a remote village of Dumuria, Khulna, has created equitable opportunities by providing access to science education for the disadvantages. Hence, the merit of this project should not be assessed in terms of its architectural outcome only, rather by its contribution to empower the society -Editor.
Child Learning Center at Thaingkhali Rohingya Camp
From inception, design, and hands-on involvement in the construction, this project is an exhibition of architects' response to culture, climate, and available resources while having concerns for societal needs and inequities that are often ignored.
Aga Khan Academy, Dhaka | SHATOTTO and FCB Studios
This award winning project is a joint venture initiative by Architect Md.Rafiq Azam /SHATOTTO and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios ( FCBS). The project won World Architecture Festival Award 2017 in 'Future Projects ( Education) ' category. The project has been commended for its student-focused scale and intelligently designed landscape. A “very beautiful” school for the future that “demonstrates clear site zoning and the use and detailing of brick is relevant and sustainable"- as remarked by judges.
MASCO School | Design Source
MASCO School – an elementary school designed by DESIGN SOURCE is located just outside of Purbachal Model Town. The school building is laid out to create a moderate size playground for the children. This playground, perhaps, the most significant feature of the project. The playground is the heart of the school and hosts a range of activities, academic and cultural events. The building acts as backdrop for the playground. The open floor plan allows a smooth transition between playground and the building itself.
4th Earth Architecture Competition _ 3rd prize winner, Classroom by Archisan
This project won the third place by the design team of Archisan from Bangladesh in the 4th Earth Architecture Competition called by Nka Foundation, 2016. The project emphasized the sustainable structure and cost-efficient construction that can be built with earth and other local materials in rural Ghana.
Little Wonder School , Uttara | STHAPOTIK
The project 'Little Wonder School' is an exemplary work by STHAPOTIK architects that valorizes local building materials to best fit in urban context like capital Dhaka. With a cost of 16 lac & duration of 2 months only, the school building can perhaps be tagged as low cost project. It is also worthy to mention that the design has done upon considering an existing structure and all the foliage present in the site. "Little Wonder is an early learning center specialized in early childhood development with inclusive learning environment for children from 2 to 8 years old. It is specialized in school readiness program & after school program for both regular and special need children."
Emergency School Shelter at Puthia, Rajshahi
This transient school structure for S. R. Girls’ High School(Puthia, Rajshahi) was built (June, 2014)to provide much needed shelter for about 150 students of three different classes since the school didn’t have adequate structure to accommodate students. Students had no option but to endure all the climatic harshness. Not to mention class activities had to undergo uncertain halts during rain […]