The proposal was for commercial development at the Palash Upazila, Narsindi, Dhaka. The land area was 15 Katha and the front road width was approximately 18 feet. We proposed two design options for the development. One was a three-storied shopping facility and the other was Mixed Use development.
Both the design proposals were incorporated with the same characteristics of the court, inspired by the surrounding vernacular architecture where natural ventilation was prioritized. The use of contemporary elements in the design was encouraged to uplift the suburban fenestration and symbolized the development of the area.
Option two is a three-storied shopping complex with an area of 20500sqft. The design is inspired by the proto-type district supermarket development of the govt. with a contemporary approach. All the shops are arranged like the letter ‘U’ around the outlooking court to welcome the community inward. Natural ventilation and pedestrian access are highly recommended in this inclusive design solution for the sub-urban area of the Norshindi district.