High rise apartment complex: Purbachal new town
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Dhaka city became one of the most densely populated cities due to daily migration of thousands of people from the outskirts in search of job, pursuing education , etc. This gave rise to the urban population beyond limit. This problem is predicted to get bigger with passing years. Thus inadequate dwelling for a large number of people will be seen in the urban areas. To mitigate the future housing demand in the urban areas the government planned to develop surrounding areas, one of them being the Purbachal New Town. Vertical expansion is an effective way to deal with the population rise in Bangladesh. The high rise residential complex of Purbachal New Town is an attempt of rethinking apartment patterns that exist in this country. In densely populated urban areas in the world apartment buildings have become a distinctive feature of housing due to its technical and economical advantage. The spaces inside the houses would be properly utilized to blend all the functions that suit the family type and pattern of Dhaka city in the long run. Special importance would be given into creating versatile communal spaces to encourage social interaction. It would be on three levels, private spaces within each apartment unit, semi public spaces within each building and public ones in the open area outside the buildings for the community. Lake side walk ways for recreation and enjoying the vista. Playing field for the children. Proper ventilation and lighting for healthy growth of human mind. It would be a city with a city where prayer spaces, mini mart, day care and medical care center is designed in close proximity. The project would meet international standards but keeping in mind the local aspects of housing trends in Bangladesh. The project would be sustainable and suitable for the environment of Dhaka city and it’s citizens.