SABUJ PRANGON – THE ELEVATED GARDEN HOUSE

Dr. Haroon Residence


Year Designed: 2012
Year Completed: 2014
Site Area: 6.25 Katha (417.5sqm)
Built Area: 23,150 sqft (2150.70 sqm)
Location: Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
Principal architect: Ar. Shafique Rahman
Design Team: Trikon Architects
Structural Design: Eng. Abu Musa

Client: Doc. Harun Ur Rashid

 


 

SABUJ PRANGON – THE ELEVATED GARDEN HOUSE

 

Project Brief

Bangladesh has a massive population respective to its high scarce of land. It is most often in the urban areas to accumulate high volume functions in the tiny plots to balance economic gains. Sabuj Prangon is a clinic cum residential building designed on a 417.5 sqm (6.25 Katha) land. The site of this project has a narrow street edge of 8.1m (26’6”), that combines multiple complexities for completely paradoxical functional blend, Clinic Cum Residential Complex.

Idea of the project was shaped up in defining the architectural expression of different functions, as well as creating elevated gardens for the residents. The grand triple height space distinctly separates the entry for public function and residential access. The atrium space creates spatial connectivity in different levels. The volumetric void is an entry level public space emerged in two mezzanine levels.

Sabuj Prangon combines a rigorous geometric approach with a thorough knowledge of site, climate, materiality and program into a coherent architectural composition. The entry level grand public space is entirely naturally ventilated. Large fixed glass panels restrict noise and dust of the street, however, louvers in different tiers spawn seasonal wind circulation in different levels in the indoor environment. Apparently, the design has careful response to the climate, it ensures ample daylight and ventilation in every level to minimize energy consumption of this mixed use complex.

Above the clinical floors, residential units are arranged in response to the light, ventilation and solar access. A transformed courtyard with natural plantation in the residential floor forms diversity, a unique type of family garden. The experimental semi-outdoor garden was designed with technical detail to ensure lighting, drainage and watering system for the greenery to sustain. Completed in 2014, Sabuj Prangon has been successfully operating to its passive design strategies and seasonal bloom in the elevated gardens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

May 24, 2021

Category

Mixed Use, Residential