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Friendship Hospital in Bangladesh wins the RIBA International Prize 2021

28-01-2022

Friendship Hospital in Bangladesh wins the RIBA International Prize 2021

The winners of RIBA’s biennial international awards have been announced. Friendship Hospital, designed by architect Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury and his studio URBANA in Bangladesh, is the winner of the RIBA International Prize 2021. The RIBA International Emerging Architect 2021 is awarded to Hooba Design Group for the Kohan Ceram Central Office Building in Iran.

The finalists for the RIBA International Prize 2021

23-11-2021

The finalists for the RIBA International Prize 2021

It’s time for the prestigious biennial award presented by the Royal Institute of British Architects to built projects all over the world: the three finalists in the 2021 edition were announced on November 16. The projects competing for the RIBA International Prize 2021 are Friendship Hospital in Satkhira, Bangladesh, by Kashef Chowdhury/URBANA; James-Simon-Galerie in Berlin, Germany, by David Chipperfield Architects Berlin; and Lille Langebro cycling and pedestrian bridge in Copenhagen, Denmark, by WilkinsonEyre and Urban Agency.

Saif Ul Haque Sthapati Arcadia Education Project in South Kanarchor Bangladesh

28-04-2020

Saif Ul Haque Sthapati Arcadia Education Project in South Kanarchor Bangladesh

Architect Saif Ul Haque’s Arcadia Education Project is a modular structure in South Kanarchor, Bangladesh, a delicate, fragile environment by the Dhaleshwari River, which floods for several months every year. The project, winner of the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, is a complex including an elementary school, a hostel, a nursery and a training centre; an amphibious structure that does not disrupt the river environment, but adapts in response to flooding in the monsoon season with innovative use of traditional local building methods and materials.

Rafiq Azam: house with pool of water in Dhaka

04-10-2011

Rafiq Azam: house with pool of water in Dhaka

A key representative of a new form of architecture that combines natural elements with cement, Rafiq Azam completed his most recent home in the centre of Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2010. The strong contrast between the artificial and the natural represents an attempt to create something unique despite the degradation of the city around it.

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