Visiting Radisson Blu-Chittagong, a solitaire by M. K. Palash
|Tahsin Nurun |
A two day long event titled ” An architectural walk through: M. K. Palash in town with Vistaara” took place on October 23-24 at port city Chittagong. Crowded with architecture aficionados of the city, the program started with the launching of the inaugural issue of DOT, a quarterly published magazine edited by celebrity architect Mustapha Khalid Palash, at the A. K. Khan Memorial Auditorium of Fulki.
An architectural presentation by the architect himself followed by an exhibition of his architectural works also marked the event.
In his presentation Architect Palash talked about architecture and its impact on city. Referring to rapid urbanization and uncontrolled growth of Dhaka he argued that life still exists in the so-called unlivable city of the world. He suggested young students, architects and planners to design more sensibly for not to destroy the natural settings of a context. He also requested architects to be more socially responsible in designing structures. Then he presented his first sustainable building of the country “GP House” with its salient issues along with Basundhara City, Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View hotel and his other tall building projects.
The following day Architect Palash guided a tour through his newly completed multistory five star hotel Radisson Blu to describe his mastery display of architectural work. He revealed each and every detail behind his iconic work started from planning level, the selection of finished material to furniture and light shade design.
The event was organized by Bistaar: Chittagong Art Complex in collaboration with the Institute of Architects Bangladesh, Chittagong Chapter and sponsored by Confidence Cement.
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