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Floating University in Bangladesh

BRAC University campus

This project achieves the impossible: it adds both built and open space to the city. The site is polluted swampland within Dhaka.

Working with the client, an NGO-run university by BRAC (Building Resources Across Communities), the project team proposes a building that floats above the pond. 

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A larger rejuvenation project for the city
“Back to the future”
Global finalist project entry 2018 – Floating University in Bangladesh
Bronze: Floating university building in Bangladesh
“Sustainability is deeply integrated into the building design and conceived as a larger rejuvenation project for the city”
Project Entry 2017 for Asia Pacific
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Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bronze 2017
Asia Pacific
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Floating University: Bronze 2017 Asia Pacific
Floating University: Bronze 2017 Asia Pacific

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