Sunday, May 27, 2018 | ePaper

Urban design project exhibition Life Line for Dhaka

  • Print


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :
An urban design project exhibition titled Life Line for Dhaka (Integrating Metro Rail Station with Urban Fabric) organised by Department of Architecture, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) was held at  La Galerie of the Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in the city’s Dhanmondi area recently.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Md Kaikobad Hossain , Director of Dhaka Mass Transit Company Ltd as the chief guest. M A N Siddique, Secretary for the Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges
of Bangladesh government was also attended as the chief guest on the closing day of the exhibition.  
Mega city Dhaka has been suffering from worst traffic congestions since last two decades. Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), with a combination of train and bus, is
suggested to be the most popular
solution to support the masses of Dhaka. Remarkable changes are expected to come in the urban life of Dhaka with the completion of ongoing Dhaka Metro Rail Project. Success of such a system depends not only on the technological solutions; necessary adjustments are also needed in the built environment. Ensuring accessibility as well as connectivity is essential. Within this
system, MRT stations play a major role.
Selection of 'Location' and integration of the built-form within the existing fabric need attention, particularly when the infrastructure will be introduced in a built-up city like Dhaka. Moreover, economic
viability and social inclusiveness are also important considerations in designing a transportation infrastructure like this. On the other hand, impact of the newly introduced transportation infrastructure on the city fabric, particularly in closer proximity to the station, might be tremendous. If properly handled, such a project will work like a life line to solve Dhaka's tremendous traffic problem. An appropriate design of metro station may change the life style and improve its quality, in physical, social,
economical and psychological terms.
In response to the above issues, Department of Architecture (Level 4, Term 1, Design Studio V11), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) have exercised a design project. The prime concern of the project is to enhance accessibility as well as connectivity, land use integration with transport infrastructure and seamless pedestrian interconnection within transit centre to solve the last mile problem. This project exhibition will throw some light on the long felt need of the city dwellers and policy makers; thus public opinion needs to be developed for a successful implementation of MRT stations in Dhaka. n

More News For this Category

Harry & Meghan’s wedding ceremony was way less traditional than Will & Kate’s

Harry & Meghan’s wedding ceremony was way less traditional than Will & Kate’s

Tamara Abraham :Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding ceremony yesterday was evidence that it was wholly possible to break free from many of the stuffy traditions associated with the

Shunno’s graphic print folio series

Shunno’s graphic print folio series

Sheikh Arif Bulbon :‘Apostrophe’ is a folio set of 40 pressure prints, created during Studio Shunno's 2013 graphic workshop project, ‘Mind Map.’ With the goal to build long-term, sustained

Kuntal Barai’s Displaced in Dhaka

Kuntal Barai’s Displaced in Dhaka

Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Kutal Barai, the young artist did his BFA and MFA in the Painting Department of University of Development Alternative (UODA). He has attended more than 20

Iskindar Mirza’s Illusion of Colour

Iskindar Mirza’s Illusion of Colour

Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Artist Iskindar Mirza has dedicated to create illusions of colours through his artworks. There is a kind of sorcerous enticement in artworks - he believes -

Mohammad Iqbal’s Silent Revelations

Mohammad Iqbal’s Silent Revelations

Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Edge, the Foundation has organised a solo contemporary art exhibition titled ‘Silent Revelations’ by artist Mohammad Iqbal at The Courtyard at Park Heights in the city's

Surer Dhara’s Chaitra Sangkranti, Borshoboron

Surer Dhara’s Chaitra Sangkranti, Borshoboron

Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the four-day long grand programme of Surer Dhara-Channel i Chaitra Sangkranti 1424 and Borshoboron 1425 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC)

Illusion of Colour

Illusion of Colour

Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Artist Iskindar Mirza has completed her BFA and MFA from Department of Oriental Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka. He has already attended more

Soma Surovi Jannat’s Grey Contours

Soma Surovi Jannat’s Grey Contours

Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Soma Surovi Jannat is a practitioner who tries to incorporate her experiences of nature into the artistic space she creates. Her efforts are directed towards harnessing

By the Dead Sea, Bedouin graze camels at Earth's lowest place

By the Dead Sea, Bedouin graze camels at Earth's lowest place

As the hot summers of the Israeli territories give way to cool winter climes, hundreds of camels and their Bedouin Arab herders keeping watchful eyes, journey from southern Israel

The faces behind Cuba's famed cigars

The faces behind Cuba's famed cigars