Sun 8 May - Thu 2 Jun' 16
Theories, designs and techniques were presented for working with a hydro-geographic landscape as the Bengal delta. Seminars, design workshops and forums addressed various scales of operation.
Theories, designs and techniques were presented for working with a hydro-geographic landscape as the Bengal delta. Seminars, design workshops and forums addressed various scales of operation, from water urbanism and climate-induced environmental adaptations to landscape rearrangements for more localised situations.
Kazi Ashraf started off with orienting the participants towards the multifaceted meaning of what we understand by ‘landscape’ from different perspectives. While Madhura Prematilleke gave some examples building in and with the landscape in Sri Lankan tropical climate. Salauddin Ahmed and Wakilur Rahman paved a journey of seeing a landscape as an artistic intervention and a mode of human expression through land-art and the harmonious intervention into nature. Expert landscape professor Kelly Shannon took a full-length design studio with Saif Ul Haque to look in depth into designing for the delta. She shared from her vast experience of designing in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam.
Kazi Khaleed Ashraf
Director General, Bengal Institute
Architect, Professor, Urbanist, Architectural Historian, Director-General, Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements.
Director, Curatorial and Design Program, Bengal Institute | Principal Architect, Atelier Robin Architects
Architect, Urban Designer
Madhura Prematilleke, principal of tA -teaM Architrave, Colombo- is a Sri Lankan Architect and Urban Designer.
Dr Atiq Rahman is a prominent environmentalist, scientist, development expert and a visionary thinker in South Asia. He is well-known worldwide for his pioneering role and contribution to environment and nature conservation, climate change etc.
1 Mar - 8 Mar '20
A Workshop in Nilphamari: Exploring Strategies for Future Physical Development
The 4th issue of Bengal Institute's newsletter-magazine, originally published in Fall 2019