School of art and architecture: ULAB
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The objective of this paper is to make readers understand the necessity of interdisciplinary learning in case of art and architecture and how that is transformed into a university design project by carefully planning and designing the course curriculum and programs. School of Art and Architecture, as the project title states, is a new campus of ULAB dedicated solely to Fine arts and Architecture. It is a university designed to explore interdisciplinary learning at its height and to re-create the essence of Charukola designed by Architect Mazharul Islam. The many possibilities that such a university can bring are explored in this project and along the process readers can visualize the many dimensions in which such a university can offer to the public, to a city and to a nation. This paper shreds light onto the matter that art and architecture are merely two branches of a closely connected discipline and they should be taught in an integrated way for each discipline to flourish. The paper further addresses in depth the entire study and design phase of School of Art and Architecture, ULAB which is a new university proposed by ULAB (University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh) to be built in Ramchandrapur. Reflecting on the present scenario of private universities in Bangladesh, ULAB saw the dire need of a university that would teach art and architecture in a correct approach and hence became the ideal client for this project. Studying the programs of MICA and Fine Arts, and emphasizing strictly on context, the programs for such a university were designed and throughout the design phase possibilities were explorer as to maximizing interactions with public to increase people’s inclination and curiosity regarding art.