Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka
The project is located on a corner plot on the Kemal Ataturk Avenue, designed to stand as a landmark in the belt of commercial high-rises that dot the skyline. Facing the avenue on the south and a secondary road on the west, the corner gives the building considerable advantage and expresses its gratitude in its formal expression, with a site and climate responsive design. Approached the main thoroughfare, the form seems to be a play of planes layered within. A hierarchy of tactility expresses itself in these planes, beginning with a concrete plate that folds at the crown, and followed within with planes of glass and louvered screens that fold at intervals.
As part of an urban fabric, pockets of gardens have been incorporated throughout the building opening up to becoming urban windows. These pockets of green space within workspace floors provide a tranquil break from the race against time. The tree from the basement level penetrates the ground level and similar trees shall emerge to repeat their presence through levels in the tall building, almost as if nature is finding its way through a man-made structure to coexist. The plates fold and terminate at the crown with a hint of the structure exposed, where a 50-feet infinity edge swimming pool is placed with a view against the sunset in the west.