Aptech Industrial Park
Kashimpur, Gazipur, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Aptech Industrial Park is located in Kashimpur, Gazipur, the industrial hub of Bangladesh. The ready-made garments of the Bangladesh (RMG) industry have grown significantly, contributing to the national economy by offering abundant job opportunities and alleviating poverty through socio-economic development. The phrase "Made in Bangladesh" on the textile items made Bangladesh renowned across the world. The core idea was to create a park that embodied the identity through the language of architecture. Therefore, the features of the industry are inspired by the Icon of the Bangladesh “National Parliament House”.
The entire area of the site is 42783.37 square meters, whereas the building footprint is only 70511.52 square meters. The intention was to keep the footprint as minimum as possible. The Aptech Industrial Park employs 10,000 people per shift. Industries work unlike a well-researched set design; they have their rhythm and regularity. The main objective is to develop a clear horizontal and vertical circulation to maintain this pace. All ten buildings are zoned clearly to supervise the high-volume traffic, clear the complexity of the industrial functions, and avoid fire hazards. A fire hazard in the RMG industry is the most crucial among other mishaps. The sewing and the finishing building are the largest in volume and operate most of the critical functions of the RMG industry. To avoid the risk of fire emergencies all the fire stairs and lifts of the sewing and finishing building are isolated from the main mass and connected by a 3m bridge that is provided with large openings to allow positive air