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Floating University in Bangladesh

BRAC University campus

This project achieves the impossible: it adds both built and open space to the city. The site is polluted swampland within Dhaka.

Working with the client, an NGO-run university by BRAC (Building Resources Across Communities), the project team proposes a building that floats above the pond. 

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A larger rejuvenation project for the city
 
“Back to the future”
 
Global finalist project entry 2018 – Floating University in Bangladesh
 
Bronze: Floating university building in Bangladesh
 
“Sustainability is deeply integrated into the building design and conceived as a larger rejuvenation project for the city”
 
Project Entry 2017 for Asia Pacific
Project Details
Location
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Authors
Mun Summ Wong
Main Author
Mun Summ Wong
WOHA, Singapore
Richard Hassell
Further Author
Richard Hassell
WOHA , Singapore
Prizes
Awards
Bronze 2017
Asia Pacific
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Floating University: Bronze 2017 Asia Pacific
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