Re-Made Fabric

Garment district intervention

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    Project Entry 2014 Asia Pacific - Re-Made Fabric: Garment district intervention, Chittagong, Bangladesh

    To enable a shift from mass localized production to a networked micro production, Re-Made in Bangladesh explores urban planning with micro- and macro-architectural interventions. The model workshop represents the project’s approach to urban planning. The 10 Toolhouse and Workshop models are presented at 1:100 scale, the Import/Export Fair at 1:500.

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    Holcim Awards 2014 Asia Pacific ceremony, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Presentation of the Holcim Awards "Next Generation" 5th prize 2014 for "Re-Made Fabric: Garment district intervention, Chittagong, Bangladesh" (l-r): winners Meriem Chabani, Etienne Chobaux and John Edom of the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture Paris Malaquais, France, together with Shankar Kumar Roy,GM Business Development, Holcim Bangladesh.

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    Meriem Chabani from École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris Malaquais in France considers the most outstanding aspect of her team’s project is that it allows for constant growth and develops through time. “Re-Made Fabric: Garment district intervention” in Chittagong, Bangladesh won the “Next Generation” 5th prize and seeks to enable a shift from mass production industries to micro and small enterprises, with workshops distributed throughout cities rather than isolated factory compounds on the periphery of metropolitan centers.

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    Project Entry 2014 Asia Pacific - Re-Made Fabric: Garment district intervention, Chittagong, Bangladesh

    Zoom-in on the semi-rural Anwara area of Chittagong, the site of the Import/Export Fair proposal, which provides a global focus for dispersed networks of small-scale production. The architectural prototypes are designed to add density without adding to the burden of the road system. A targeted road improvement scheme is put in place, connecting existing dirt tracks.

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    Project Entry 2014 Asia Pacific - Re-Made Fabric: Garment district intervention, Chittagong, Bangladesh

    Geopolitics and global actors: A project for- and with- whom?

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    Project Entry 2014 Asia Pacific - Re-Made Fabric: Garment district intervention, Chittagong, Bangladesh

    Connecting the disconnected parts of the city: The event.

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    Project Entry 2014 Asia Pacific - Re-Made Fabric: Garment district intervention, Chittagong, Bangladesh

    Locally-networked production for a global market.

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    Project Entry 2014 Asia Pacific - Re-Made Fabric: Garment district intervention, Chittagong, Bangladesh

    In situ: Photo-manipulation.

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    Exhibition – New South, Galerie CROUX, Paris, France

    Next Generation prize-winners from the 2014 Awards competition and co-exhibitors at New South (l-r): Chamss Oulkadi (Destroyed City Told Earthquake memorial and archaeological museum, Agadir, Morocco) and Meriem Chabani (Re-Made Fabric: Garment district intervention, Chittagong, Bangladesh).

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    Exhibition – New South, Galerie CROUX, Paris, France

    Re-Made Fabric: Garment district intervention in Chittagong, Bangladesh: The project seeks to enable a shift from mass production industries to forms of micro and small enterprises, with workshops distributed throughout the cities rather than confining workforces in isolated factory compounds on the periphery of metropolitan centers.

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    Project Entry 2014 Asia Pacific - Re-Made Fabric: Garment district intervention, Chittagong, Bangladesh

    Meriem Chabani, Etienne Chobaux and John Edom

  • Next generation Next Generation 5th prize 2014–2015 Asia Pacific

This project investigates relationships in between producer and consumer nations in the global garment industry. Potential architectural interventions aim to improve working conditions and eliminate practices of labor exploitation. The project seeks to enable a shift from mass production industries to micro and small enterprises, with workshops distributed throughout cities rather than isolated factory compounds on the periphery of metropolitan centers.

By Etienne Chobaux, John Edom - École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris Malaquais, Paris, France Meriem Chabani ,

Ideas: Economic & Social Empowerment

This project investigates relationships in between producer and consumer nations in the global garment industry. Potential architectural interventions aim to improve working conditions and eliminate practices of labor exploitation. The project seeks to enable a shift from mass production industries to micro and small enterprises, with workshops distributed throughout cities rather than isolated factory compounds on the periphery of metropolitan centers.

Re-Made Fabric

Project authors

  • Holcim Awards 2014 Asia Pacific ceremony, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Etienne Chobaux

    École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris Malaquais

    France

  • Holcim Awards 2014 Asia Pacific ceremony, Jakarta, Indonesia
    John Edom

    École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris Malaquais

    France

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