Infrastructure System for Dhaka, Bangladesh Development, Building Design News, Architects
Infrastructure System for Dhaka
Transport Development in Bangladesh design by John McAslan + Partners Architects
29 Oct 2013
Infrastructure System for Dhaka News
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Design: John McAslan + Partners, Architects
Infrastructure System for Dhaka Design
John McAslan + Partners (JMP) is developing a $3billion metro project comprising 16 elevated stations and a depot, spanning a 20km route from Dhaka’s residential district in the north to the business centre in the south.
Hiro Aso, Director of Infrastructure at JMP states: “JMP is delighted to have won this major commission to design a significant new infrastructure system for Dhaka. Transport Cabinet Minister Mr Obaidul Qader has given the scheme his wholehearted approval – this is a very exciting opportunity for the practice and adds to our growing Asian infrastructure portfolio, including metro stations and the new Anand Vihar transport hub in New Delhi.”
This ambitious project will be delivered in 3 stages and creates connections between areas of Dhaka in support of the wider urban strategy of decentralisation of urban activities and population from the centre to satellite communities, whilst addressing the growing problems of traffic congestion and air pollution. All stations are to be operational by 2022, and are forecasted to serve 505,000 passengers per day by 2025.
The practice is also undertaking urban integration studies in collaboration with a local architectural team, to embed the stations into their immediate and wider urban context.
Infrastructure System for Dhaka – Design Information
Client: Dhaka Mass Transit Company
Team: John McAslan + Partners, Nippon Koei; Delhi Metro Rail Corporation; Mott MacDonald; Development Design Consultants
Area: 16 new stations and depot
Value: $3 billion
Infrastructure System for Dhaka image / information from John McAslan + Partners
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh, South Asia
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Architect: Marina Tabassum
photo : AKTC / Rajesh Vora
Bait Ur Rouf Mosque Dhaka Building
After a difficult life and the loss of her husband and near relatives, the client donated a part of her land for a mosque to be built. A temporary structure was erected.
Friendship Centre, Gaibandha
Architect: Kashef Chowdhury / URBANA
photo : AKTC / Rajesh Vora
Friendship Centre Gaibandha Building
The Centre was created to train staff of an NGO working with people inhabiting nearby chars, or riverine islands. Offices, a library, meeting rooms, and prayer and tea rooms are included in pavilion-like buildings surrounded by courts and pools.
Article 25, the London-based development and disaster relief charity, is working with a UK partner on plans for a new primary healthcare centre in the Sylhet region of Bangladesh. The development of the proposed centre is being led by the innovative east London community group, the Bromley by Bow Centre (BBBC), with Article 25 providing a full architectural consultancy service from its new South Asia regional office in Dhaka.
Website : Dhaka
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