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Beyond Survival – A Safe Space for Rohingya Women & Girls / Rizvi Hassan

Curated by Hana Abdel
WELLBEING, COMMUNITY CENTER • TEKNAF UPAZILA, BANGLADESH
Architects : Rizvi Hassan
Area : 2200 ft²
Year : 2019
Photographs : Rizvi Hassan
Architect In Charge : Rizvi Hassan
Organizations : Supported by BRAC & Unicef
Technical Team Head : Shah Alam
Engineering : Biplob Hossain, Hasan Tarek
Design And Construction Team : Shahidul Islam Khan, Tahrima Akter, Sheikh Jahidur Rahman, Saad Ben Mostafa, Abdullah Al Mamun, Abdur Rahman, Kala Hossain
City : Teknaf Upazila
Country : Bangladesh

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Textual content description offered by the architects. Rohingya refugees have been preventing with vulnerabilities by way of fundamental shelter, well being, diet, and emotional state for a quiet whereas now. One of many largest and most dense camps has turn into the short-term house of virtually one million refugees. That features tons of & 1000’s of younger minds who’re going by means of probably the most important adjustments by way of age and present state.

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UN companies, Bangladesh Govt. & different organizations like BRAC & Unicef are supporting them on this tough time in order that sooner or later they turn into much less of a burden somewhat than more healthy minds which can be able to contribute. The middle provides adolescent ladies & ladies from the encircling camp area- a spot to have a very good bathtub a day, a spot to complain about abuse and violence, and a spot the place they will study to create & share, thus a protected house.

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The male contributors from the camp have been wanting to get their members of the family (spouse, daughter, mom, sister) concerned with the middle actions whereas there have been stories about restrictions and unwillingness in different facilities. The middle turns into extra vibrant and personalised by the colourful patterns painted by the neighborhood. “Quarrel amongst ladies and neighborhoods is a typical state of affairs within the camps. I imagine if ladies get the chance to collect in a middle like this, they may study to maintain peace wherever they go or reside’’ -says Kala Hossain, one of many masons as he labored with us throughout development.

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Supplies utilized in Protected House for Girls & Ladies are very fundamental and out there close by. Untreated bamboo (as constructed on an emergency foundation and can decay in few years and have to be changed with handled bamboo) as structure, straw/hay with tarpaulin as a roofing materials (requires a change within the 1-year interval and may be changed with different sturdy supplies for longer use). The location falls inside a cyclone-prone space and so we needed to keep away from supplies that may be hazardous throughout a cyclone.

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It’s also very close to to the Asian elephant habitat and one can typically see elephants getting down from the hills within the backgrounds. The fabric and exterior scheme avoids disturbance for elephants. The facility of kind is common and timeless. A really fundamental introvert court docket ensures privateness & freedom for girls of comparatively a conservative society. The inside court docket connects the encircling rooms into one house. The exercise house & rooms are comparatively smaller than different facilities however openings in the direction of the courtyard give the essence of a bigger house.

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The outside of the structure is ragged and tries to mix throughout the context (camouflage). The feel, coloration & setting are impressed by typically seen ‘Paner Boroj’ (Betel leaf shades) inside rice fields. However, the inside has the colours vibrant sufficient to make a cheerful essence. We’ve heard tales, how ladies of the neighborhood went by means of brutality and sacrifices to avoid wasting their households. After which it’s relieving to see their males working with like to make safer areas for them.