The architectural exhibition titled ‘Archiprix Bangladesh Exhibition 2018’ by Department of Architecture, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and Archiprix International is now on at La Galerie, Alliance Francaise de Dhaka in the city. The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition was held on May 31. Eminent architect, art critic and researcher Professor Shamsul Wares graced the occasion as chief guest. Professor Dr Khandaker Shabbir Ahmed, Head of the Department of Architecture, BUET and Asif Bhuiyan, Marketing and Commercial Transformation Director, LafarfeHolcim Bangladesh Ltd. also attended the opening ceremony.
‘Archiprix Bangladesh Exhibition 2018’ is a showcase of a selection of 15 projects submitted by the Bangladeshi students for Archiprix International from 2000 to 2017, along with the 23 best entries from all over the world for the 2017 edition. It is being showcased for the first time in Dhaka, giving students of architecture schools, faculty members, practising architects, entrepreneurs and local communities the opportunity to discover a broader insight of international architectural projects and to learn about the platform Archiprix International extends.
Archiprix International is a biennial competition with each edition presenting a new generation of nonpareil architects, urban designers and landscape architects alongside their graduation projects to form an expanding international platform for training colleges and newly graduated talented designers. The platform opens opportunities to get insights in current global design thinking in architecture, urban design and landscape architecture. n