BRAC University

Sited on an urban lake, the vision is to present an innovative and sustainable inner city campus that exemplifies tropical design strategies in response to the hot, humid, monsoon climate of the Bangladesh region while demonstrating the sensitive integration of nature and architecture.

The design strategy is to create two distinct programmatic strata by floating the Academia above the lake and revealing a Campus Park below, reflecting the synergistic coexistence between mankind and mangrove. Through perforating the building form with breezeways, porous facades and garden terraces, and by sculpting the building section to direct breezes to sheltered gathering spaces, the campus is designed to breathe, with cross ventilation and indirect natural daylighting making tropical learning spaces without air-conditioning possible. Landscaping applied vertically and horizontally exemplifies the potential in multiplying greenery and open spaces within a dense, urban site and sets the direction that must be embraced to make Dhaka a modern, liveable, sustainable and humane city.


  • LafargeHolcim Awards Asia Pacific - Bronze Winner

    Awarded by LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction