Gulshan Park

Research and design project to create public open space in Dhaka

Buildings alone never make a city, but buildings and spaces in a well-knit fabric. The development of proper public places and civic spaces is central to Dhaka’s transition to becoming a decent city; it will be the only way to erase the stigma of being unlivable. With a climate naturally suited to making a garden city, a bold design based on new imagination, and determined directives from two dynamic mayors of the city, Dhaka can again be a humane and positive place.

With rapid urban expansion and densely constructed concrete jungle, Dhaka is becoming unhealthier to live in. The Gulshan Park project tries to solve this issue in a scale as a demonstration of possibilities Dhaka can adopt and revive from its continual degrading state.