Shanto-Marium University of Creative Technology by Architect Mahir Rashed
Name: Md. Mahir Rashed
campus planning of Shanto-Marium University of Creative Technology(SMUCT)
Location: Shanto Niketon, Shinaboho, Shofipur, Gazipur
project type: THESIS
BANGLADESH UNIVERSITY (BU)
“art, freedom & creativity will change society faster than politics ” – Victor Pinchuk (philanthropist, art critic, art collector)
If we see today’s world, where politics is contaminated, so now it’s time to rejuvenate our society by CREATIVITY… now the question arise: “what is CREATIVITY ??? !!!”
Here, “Creativity is the act of turning new & Imaginative ideas into reality”
Every person has his/her own creativity that needs practice to be flourished. It needs a media which can help him/her to develop the power of his/her creativity. The aim of this project is to build a university (Campus for Shanto Mariam University of Creative Technology) which would provide all the facilities required for the students interested in the field of Design and Performing Arts.
The aim of this project is to build a university which would provide all the facilities required for the students interested in the field of Design and Performing Arts. The proposed University of Creative Technology is going to be constructed 40 kilometers away from Dhaka city on 15 acres of land. There are ample opportunities in terms of creating spaces and relating interior spaces with the exterior space & creating different types of creative space along departmental studios. Basically this university has total five departments along two faculties which are Design Faculty (Fashion Department & Graphic Department) & Performing Art Faculty (Dance, Drama & Music Department) along with TSC, hostel for both male & female, teachers residence, common facilities (multi-purpose hall, playground, amphitheater, exhibition hall) & administration. The main challenge was to make a bridge in between all departments’ connection by elegant design, because all departments are related by creative field along creativity.
A creative institute is not a institute for study. Rather then it’s a place where multi-disciplinary activity always held & students are grooming themselves by different types of socio, cultural activity..
In here I have tied to make different type of activity space which will promote students from different point of view…
• Exchanging ideas & thoughts among students & artists is very important on a creative campus
• To develop a learning place or space for student is more rational for study.
• a Creative institute is a gathering spot for different types of professional
people , there thy come, spent time, & share their knowledge….
To develop a master plan with the simplicity where student can move along simple way besides in connecting all departments under one datum is to create a bonding between all. Different types of outdoor, semi-outdoor & indoor space are connected under this datum by double height, triple height space. All Practical class room is located in the top floor of datum because the practical study is similar for all departments. All massing are elongated on east-west axis to promote the south wind-flow & sun-light where all corridors are facing to south. Attention to natural light and south-eastern air-flow keeps this non air-conditioned building comfortable. All service is trying to provide at west side for controlling the direct sun light. It has been tried to integrate the TSC zone & residential zone by symmetrical composition to hold the entire master plan & making a body of total volume. Different types of court are proposed on the site such as: dance, drama & music court; design court; TSC Court, main entry court, central court, plays ground. The architect has attractively tried to develop a master plan of a university along with all kind of facility & functional need while respecting the site context and indigenous value of Bangladesh.
• Structural System: Post-Lintel.
• Materials: The material are very familiar to the Context,
These are Concrete & Brick.
• Special Feature:
Attention to natural light and south-eastern air-flow keeps this non air-conditioned building comfortable. All service are trying provide at west side for controlling the direct sun light.
The project aims to acquire an influential change in the education framework where the campus ground will be playing the most vital and steady part in such manner. With the specific end goal to get quality artists and professionals from an innovative foundation like this, this infrastructure will be practically imperative and noteworthy.