Army Medical College, Chittagong
AuthorBhuiyan, Md. Samiur Rahman
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Time is changing fast, architectural practice of Bangladesh is also changing with it. This paper portrays the whole process of how Army Medical College, Chittagong has been designed on an extremely unique site. The process involves project rationality, fixation of design objectives, program generation, case studies, zoning of site, master-plan preparation to detailing out of academic zone having a basic concept of retaining the topographic uniqueness, natural characteristics and serenity of the proposed site. To many people, architecture is a crime to nature, and, having that as a thought-provoking point, importance was given on optimum intervention of nature. The project is highly functional by its nature, and thus, it has been tried to generate an equilibrium between sound functional flow and enhanced natural surroundings. Zipping the various landscapes, generating and enhancing niches, creating visual connections, distributing functions at various experiential levels, proper climatic considerations have been used as the primary design factors to detail out the architecture portion. To sum up, it can be said that, the design of Army Medical College, Chittagong on the Chittagonian topographies will show a way to handle projects on similar undulated topographies without diminishing the natural characteristics.