Our friends Kabir and Suhailey, in Jhenaidah, Bangladesh, have just written that their project to create a new public park along the Nabaganga River, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture. This is a project that was first conceived during a big participatory workshop of the Community Architects Network Network (CAN) in Jhenaidah, in June 2019. Later, the team of community architects at Co.Creation.Architects worked with the mayor and with communities and civic groups to make it actually happen.
Here is the citation from the Aga Khan Prize website: “Urban River Spaces:
Jhenaidah, Bangladesh, by Co.Creation.Architects / Khondaker Hasibul Kabir, Suhailey Farzana: A community-driven project providing public spaces in a riverine city with 250,000 residents, offering walkways, gardens and cultural facilities, as well as environmental efforts to increase biodiversity along the river.”
For more information about the 2022 Aga Khan Award, please click here