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BD project to receive Aga Khan Award for Architecture today

13 September 2019

Bangladesh's name will be heard loud here at a global stage of architects on 13 September as the recipients of the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture will receive the award. The winning Bangladeshi project is Arcadia Education Project, South Kanarchor. When the lease on the existing premises of this school expired, its founder sought out a site on which to build. The budget restricted her choice to areas not well suited for development. Rather than disrupting the ecosystem to create a stabilised mound for building on, or erecting a structure on stilts that would have been too high in the dry season, her chosen architect devised the solution of an amphibious structure, anchored to the site, that could sit on the ground or float on the water, depending on the seasonal conditions.