Project Showcase: Office Building for BERC
Auritro Architects led by Ar. Mohammad Mahbub Hossain has been announced the winner of the Open Architectural Design Competition for the design of the Head office for Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC). The winning proposal was unanimously selected by the jury. On the winning list were entries from Axis Design Studio and R.E.D Consultant jointly with Zero D Consultant. Ten entries were received special mention awards in various categories.
“This proposal bundled up programs clearly and intelligently, thus increasing the possibilities of using interior spaces for such a narrow site. This enables the designers to create sequence of indoor-outdoor spaces (like vertical pavilions), ensuring micro climate of tropics. The team skillfully crafted interior flow of spaces through multiple levels, acting as buffer between spaces used by public office use and spaces supporting office-use . It activated all corners of the building (on different levels) and the site premise ( ground level making) by giving high attention to all of them. Quality of functional spaces would encourage users to engage more during office hours with comfort and ease. The presentation depicted all intention very clearly.” cited by the jury.
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The proposed building will be situated on a challenging site of 0.245 acres (991.48 sq.m) at 79 at Plot No. F-4-C, Agargaon, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka. It will be the head office for Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) and meant to be designed as a green building.
The competition was judged by a team of veteran experts and renowned professionals in the field which included Prof. Jamilur Reza Choudhury, Ar. Nahas Ahmed Khalil, Ar. Ehsan Khan, Ar. Nazimuddin Payel and Ar. Emran Hossain.
Congratulations to all winners!
Photographs by: Ar. Kamrul Hasan
Documentation: Ar. Md Shahid Hasan Rabbani