Gulshan Avenue, Dhaka
The timeless elegance of reticulate concrete accentuates the clarity of transparent glass planes that forms the exterior envelope. The poetry of horizontal and vertical lines entwines with this grammar to create an urban interest within the emerging commercial spine of Gulshan Avenue. Simpletree Anarkali chronicles the interplay between nature, culture and time, alongside the beauty that ensues through spontaneous metamorphosis into the future. The composite idea relies upon the ambivalence between ‘creativity and normative regulation. While creativity drew inspiration from the purity of planes and boldness of primordial forms normative regulation in this day and age had to be sustainable features with valid accreditations. Accreditation consequently followed in the form of LEED Gold Certification which as per USGBC is the first LEED Gold commercial building in the country.
Additionally, an under earth enclave is designated for a cafe where general users can admire and contemplate the overall grandeur. Within this journey having in mind, a large-scale unique sculpture around cascading planes of water forms the centerpiece of the forecourt. Consequently, people can inculcate a sense of ownership and endearment that should in turn motivate others. It is only when a sustainable framework guides multiple initiatives that we create a conurbation which sets standards, shatters benchmarks, and truly serve the people that inhabit it.