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BCSIR Gateway, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Friday 21 Jan 2011

Building bridges in Bangladesh

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Commercial property by Oli Mahmud Architects fosters fresh relationship between business and public domain 

Bangladesh Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (BCSIR) is the core of scientific exploration of the country, especially in the industrial sector. Being part of a developing nation, BCSIR authority is investigating a new relationship between the public and the organisation. The existing approach to the BCSIR campus is from the popular shopping street of Dhaka City, not quite visible from the passing streetscape. Initiating a fresh new entryway is the first step for the reformation of public relations.

Oli Mahmud Architects have releases their proposal for a new gateway for the organisation to bridge a link with public domain. BCSIR has forwarded the proposal for further development to the executing authority last month. A simple rectilinear hanging box defines the entrance to the campus whilst the form resembles the immediate two research building behind the approach gate designed by renowned Architect Mazharul Islam.

A monitor-like glass façade punctures the solidity of the box to create dialogue with the greater urban context. Road parallel linearity provides maximum aperture to merge with the street dynamics and the ground level is designed for a gateway, guard post, and reception lounge with a miniature exhibition area. The floating box with its glass face will have commercial space to serve the organisation as well the adjacent commercial settings.


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