“Colourful rickshaws, street vendors and of course some amazing architecture”, comments Khadija Zoeb – winner from Sri Lanka of the Rafiq Azam Travel Bursary (RATB) 2017 – after her eventful 15 day tour experiencing the heritage, architecture and culture of Bangladesh.
Urban residences, community projects, colonial buildings, national monuments and contemporary architecture comprise the portfolio of places she visited. “The highlight for me was the National Parliament Complex designed by one of the great legends Archt. Loius Kahn – the masterful crafting of light and shadows against a reflective backdrop left me speechless”.
Having completed her BSc. (Hons) in Architecture at the City School of Architecture (CSA), Colombo Sri Lanka (affiliated to the University of the West of England, Bristol UK), Khadija is currently in her final year reading for Master of Architecture & Environmental Design at CSA. She was awarded the travel award having topped her batch for both Design and Theory Subjects at the CSA sessional examinations held last year.
RATB is sponsored by Bangladesh architecture firm ‘Shatotto – architecture for green living’; run by award winning architect Rafiq Azam. It isawarded in many countries, including India and Australia. This is the first time RATB was awarded in Sri Lanka; and CSA – one of the leading schools for architecture - is honoured to have become a part of this global network.