BRAC University proudly announces its remarkable achievement in the 10th international design competition organized by the Aditya School of Architecture in Mumbai. The competition, centered on the theme of "water edges," witnessed the outstanding performance of the BRAC University team from Department of Architecture, securing the prestigious 2nd position.
Golam Ahammad Sunny (Teaching Assistant of Department of architecture, BRAC University)
Nafisa Anjum (5th year student of Department of architecture, BRAC University)
JulkarNain (5th year student of Department of architecture, BRAC University)
Brief of the Winning entry
The water edge signifies the point where water meets land, serving as a symbolic threshold that embodies the junction of Nature, Culture and Society. The coexistence along with the water delineates the intricate connection between various aspects of human civilization, weaving together a tapestry of shared history, cultural significance, and the symbiotic relationship between society and the fluid essence of nature.
The water edge is never constant and always animated. Any attempt to control it sets off a butterfly effect. We,as architects, planners and designers have a tendency to intervene catering our design solely for our own benefits, forgetting the nature that we’re building it upon.
This changed the scenario of river edges and their natural course in the past years. The river's edge, once nature’s delicate tapestry, succumbed to human over design. Pollution, concrete and brick clad river edges now mourn its lost freedom
Upon thinking about what we can do to design an edge, addressing all the issues mentioned, we came to a conclusion that crafting a rivers edge without designing it reveals nature’s true masterpiece, letting it sing untamed.
A canvas is strategically placed along the river's edge, capturing the essence of its bygone days. This reflects the river's natural ebb and flow. A person passing by will stand there, have a look at it, and can see the glorious past it had compared to now. This artwork serves as a silent but powerful protest, conveying message against intervention that has altered the natural beauty and the flow of water edge
The artwork will be made from biodegradable material, once it touches the natural soil, it’ll dissolve by itself, only to signify its poetic finale that the goal of this rebellion has been achieved and the river has gone back to its authentic form.