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|Studio Master:||Ashik Vaskor and Hasan Ahmed Chowdhury|
|Write up from the project submission|
Bangladesh inherits the pride of its culture and tradition which is reflected widely in its sports as well. Sport is one of the key factors of Bangladesh that speaks about heritage and culture. As such the government patronizes our National Sports Council for promotion and preservation of it. Here the authority takes initiative for preserving our traditional sports along with international sports as well.
Now the question arises what is traditional sport and why it is important to preserve? Traditional sports are those games which have originated from the ancient age of our rural culture and people. These games are different from international games and still play vital role in our rural area. It enriches our root and must be uphold to our new generation.
Due to the progression of international games people are going to forget about traditional sports. Again these traditional games are invented not only for time pass , most of the time these become a source of their earning as well. As a medium of representation, in this project, Cox’s Bazar has been considered the best site. National Sports Council has the plan to build a stadium at Cox’s Bazar for international games along with traditional sports complex. In Cox’s Bazaar visitors come to enjoy the beauty of world’s longest sea beach. So the tourist spot would be the best node for uphold our traditional sport to the world.
The site is situated near the Laboni beach market and Jhinuk market. As there are so many traditional games existed in our history, it becomes very hard to recognize each and every one. But among them Satchara, Lukochuri, Kanamachi, Choa-chui, Tilo-express, Rumalchuri, Lathikhela, Baghbondi, Ghunti khela, Kathi khela, Putul khela, Latim, Ludo, Caram board, Fulltokka, Bouchi, Kabaddi, Sholjhapta, Gollachut, Daribandha, Ekka-dokka are still the most played games in our country.
So after a comprehensive research of its origin and present condition, a common ground for these games is conceptualized. As, traditional games requires their own type of playground, so it is obvious to ensure proper grouping of them. Initially the concept originates from a layer of landscape that has all the essence of these games in its every corner. The layer is centered around a courtyard which contains the playground. At the playground, the tournaments and festivals would be performed. The playground measures according to the largest standard of the games. Apart from this playground there is a portion for water games. The layer then continue and folds to create space for semi indoor games inside and spectators gallery outside. To facilitate accommodation, players get dormitory and practice zone.
Again according to the research those games which no more exist are exhibited at the exhibition space. As such visitors would able to know further about those games. Thus, the project aims to create an awareness about traditional sports of Bangladesh and exhibits the games such a way that visitors can experience the excitement and essence of the traditional games.
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