Arcadia Education Project, South Kanarchor, Bangladesh School Building, Architecture Images

Arcadia Education Project in South Kanarchor

Architectural School Development in Bangladesh design by Saif Ul Haque Sthapati Architect

5 May 2019

Arcadia Education Project

Architects: Saif Ul Haque Sthapati

Location: South Kanarchor, Bangladesh

Arcadia Education Project in South Kanarchor Bangladesh
photo © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Sanndro di Carlo Darsa

Maleka Welfare Trust, a private social welfare organization, purchased a patch of land to relocate one of their preschools and develop additional social facilities, such as a hostel for single women, a nursery and a vocational training centre. The site is flooded almost five months of the year, but conventional solutions like raising the land with sand or building on stilts were not compatible with its topography.

Arcadia Education Project in South Kanarchor Bangladesh
photo © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Sanndro di Carlo Darsa

The final design is the Arcadia Education Project – a modular amphibious structure anchored to the site that can remain operational during both dry and wet seasons.

Arcadia Education Project in South Kanarchor Bangladesh

Arcadia Education Project in South Kanarchor Bangladesh
photos © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Sanndro di Carlo Darsa

It is built mainly out of local bamboo, using different varieties according to their use. Diverse other materials were used, many of them upcycled, such as steel drums or old car tyres.

Arcadia Education Project in South Kanarchor Bangladesh
drawing © Saif Ul Haque Sthapati

Arcadia Education Project in Bangladesh – Building Information

Architect: Saif Ul Haque Sthapati, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Location: South Kanarchor, Bangladesh
Client: Maleka Welfare Trust, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Completed: 2016
Built Area: 486 m

Arcadia Education Project in South Kanarchor Bangladesh
photo © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Sanndro di Carlo Darsa

images © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Sanndro di Carlo Darsa and © Saif Ul Haque Sthapati

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