PROBHABOK-A Practice to Improve Creative Potential Initiated by AIUB Architecture Students
Organizing competitions for the architecture students are one of the ways to offer a platform for those creative minds. Through competition, enthusiastic students get the opportunity to express their creative potential. In 2007, AIUB Architecture dept. organized an inter-university design competition for the first time in Bangladesh. In 2015, another Open Student Design Competition in association with IAB was organized from this Department on the occasion of its 10 years celebrations. But this time, it is the students who organized an intra-department design competition to promote and contribute to Departmental co-curricular activities.
On 5 April 2018, students of Architecture department organized the intra-department design competition “Probhabok.” 22 teams registered for the competition under category A (2nd & 3rd-year students) and category B (4th & 5th-year students). Each team was comprised of three members totaling 66 participants in the competition. Among the three members of each team, one was from first-year students in both categories. Because the main goal of the competition was not only to appreciate creative minds but also to improve communication and connection among different level students of Architecture department and thus share their ideas on a common platform.
The topic introduced was ‘Silence.’ Participants had to interpret ‘silence’ through their design, sketches, and models in three hours’ time limit. In spite of the time constraint, interesting ideas have emerged from the competition. The jurors of the competition were M Arefeen Ibrahim, Associate Professor and Head, Dept. of Architecture, Ashik Vaskor Mannan, Associate Professor, Ajmeri Nusrat Shoma, Assistant Professor, Dilruba Ferdous Shuvra, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Architecture, AIUB.
In category A, the winning team is ‘Third Line.’ The winners are Md. Reazul Islam, Sharaban Tohura Shopnil, Mozammel Anower Mojumder. Team ‘Tryo’ (Ashik, Tawfika Islam Prity, Farhan Tawsif Fahim) and team ‘HtwoSO4’ (Salehin Khan, Abdullah Al Zaid, Md Al Jubayer) got honorable mentions. In category B, the winning team is ‘Britto.’ The winners are Ankur Roy, Dipta Jit Nath, and M Ferdous Tushar. Team ‘Winner Team’ (Israt Jahan Ishita, Ragib Intasar Uddin Rabbe, Abrar Hami) and team ‘Door’ (Md Fahim Hasan Rezve, Fatima Nilia Wasilla, SaifIfti Rahman) got honorable mentions.
In the prize giving ceremony of student design competition ‘PROBHABOK’, Honorable Vice Chancellor of AIUB, Dr. Carmen Z Lamagna was present to inspire the students and distributed the prizes among the winners in the presence of Department Head, M Arefeen Ibrahim and faculty members of Architecture Department. The initiative taken by the students of Architecture Department of American International University-Bangladesh was highly appreciated. The spontaneous hard work of the students and respective faculty members along with the support provided by AIUB administration made the competition a successful one.
Source: Dept of Architecture , American International University Bangladesh