|Name:||Bashat Architects Engineers Ltd.|
|Client:||National Sports Council. Requiring Authority: B.C.B.|
| From the Architect |
The site for Sylhet divisional stadium was selected at Lakatura hilly region which is not far away from Sylhet town. We took the project just six month prior to the ICC T-20 world cup 2014 Bangladesh. Our target was to prepare the stadium as a full-fledged ICC standard venue for International cricket. At the time of our visit we found that the site contains a playable field, a unfinished gallery, a typical pavilion building with a dressing room.
After visiting the Lakatura hilly site, we fixed some designing criteria which includes conservation of the nature by keeping the existing hillock less disturbed while making it more attractive to the visitors. Also to develop an architectural vision for the stadium that reflects Sylhet’s culture and hold all ICC standard modern facilities.
For achieving those goals some other steps were taken, they were: a. Field preparation with modern drainage system; b. Construction of a new Grand stand building with four dressing rooms for playing teams. (As the building site was allocated at the wicket end of north for a new construction, so there was a flexibilty to design from the scratch . And we considered local culture and cricket in designing this structure); c. Players and match official’s facilities; d. Different hospitality boxes; e. An open gallery for VIP spectator’s; f. A complete international standard Media center (IT was needed to be situated at the wicket end as per ICC rules. So we decided to convert the existing pavilion building into a full-fledged Media center. So a drastic re design was needed for this structure)
Two storied gallery for general spectators
Existing one storied gallery was considered to be expanded into two storied to increase the spectator capacity and related facilities. Tensile structure was designed over the gallery area to increase its functionality and modern look. The gallery chairs were installed and colored following the scheme of our National Flag for branding our nationality.
At the west, unbuilt part of the existing stadium, a portion of the hillock was taken under design consideration. It was considered to be covered with a special types of green covers to function as open natural gallery. Some tent structure was also introduced in the design for food outlets. At the foothill, toilet facilities for the spectator were also designed. This green gallery gives the spectators a glimpse of the hillock landscape of Sylhet.
To create a modern stadium with required facilities all necessary steps were taken. For example flood lights, camera stands, venue gate with turnstile, ticket booths, giant video screen, electric score board, CCTV, PA system and tri-vision light screen etc were decided to be installed. Moreover, the connecting road was taken under consideration to light up and putting up appropriate signage.
Design Team(Architectural consultant):
Team Leader And Principal Architect : Ar. Masudur Rahman Khan,
Associates: Ar. ArifAnowar, Ar. Shubra Das, Ar. Johirul Islam jhony
Structural consultant: En. Dr. M. Shamim Z. Bosunia (Civil), En. A.H.M Mahbubur Rahman (Civil), En Ratan Kumar Shikdar
Electrical consultant: En. Iqbal Hossain
Sanitary &Plumbing : En. AshrarAfridi Khan
Project budget: 101 crore(Approx)
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CONTEXT Contributor : Shahid Hasan | Architect , Local Government Engineering Department ( LGED)