PROJECT AIMS TO PRESERVE THE POSITIVE AURA OF THE CITY
The city of Sylhet is known for its distinctive natural features. Geographically it is located in the northeastern part of Bangladesh and it is dominated by Surma-Kushiyara flood plain. The urban center is located on the northern bank of Surma River .
The term “Aura” is used to put an emphasis on livability of a city. It changes frequently through the process the city goes through. It emits positive aura when equilibrium between natural and built environment is achieved successfully. The opposite happens if that equilibrium fails. According to the result of a research paper of Bengal Institute published on Seoul World Architects Congress- 2017 indicates to deterioration of Sylhet’s known aura due to decreasing percentage of vegetation and water body.
Design Elements to Restore Positive Aura: (according to the research of Bengal Institute )
1. increase green space.
2. creating public plaza while respecting the unique environmental characters of Sylhet
3. establish architectural dialogue with nature & built form.
4. promote pedestrian & walkable networks .
5. organized open space.
BENGAL INSTITUTE(2017) The Aura of Sylhet City
Documented by using AutoCAD,SketchUP,Lumion,Photoshop.