Institute of Architects Bangladesh is pleased to share that the project titled Bamboo Playscape, an inclusive playspace as part of a “Cycle of care” project from Bangladesh by Ar. Kazi Meftahul Arefin (A-245) and the team have been awarded 'Medal of Excellence' in the 2020/2021 UIA FRIENDLY & INCLUSIVE SPACES AWARDS under the category 'Public and Open Spaces' on 29 April 2021.
The 3rd edition of the UIA Friendly and Inclusive Spaces Awards attracted 91 entries from 35 countries across the world. Despite widely varying economic, political, social and cultural contexts the submissions demonstrated how sensitive architectural design and collaborative processes can create inclusive, friendly and enabling environments.
Five juries, one from each UIA region, together with a past award winner, assessed the entries which were submitted in four categories – New Buildings, Refurbished Existing including Historic Buildings, Public and Open Spaces and Research. The assessment was conducted in two stages with 27 entries proceeding to the second stage.
The Institute of Architects Bangladesh congratulates everyone involved with the project on this proud moment.