Community Spaces in Rohingya Refugee Response - AKDN
Aerial view of the Shantikhana Women Friendly Space in Camp 4ext. The construction started before the design was finalised, allowing the local Rohingya workers to express their artisanal skills and artistic freedom. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)
Shantikhana Women Friendly Space in Camp 4ext: Eight main rooms of different shapes are arranged in a horse-shoe pattern around a central courtyard. A large roof made of bamboo and palm leaves covers all the rooms and interstitial areas, creating semioutdoor informal spaces. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

The display centre in camp 11 provides Rohingya women with a facilty to create, showcase and sell handmade products to visitors. The open courtyard connects the production workshop and the dispay centre. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

The scarcity of land in the densely populated Camp 03 led the architects to expand vertically. The two-storied community centre hosts various training programmes, awareness sessions, legal and psycho-social counseling and activities to strengthen and protect the community. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

Children collecting water next to the Community Centre in Camp 03. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

Aerial view of the Safe Space for Women and Girls in Camp 25. The activity areas and rooms are organised around an open courtyard, connecting them into one larger space. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

The open courtyard of the Safe Space for Women and Girls in Camp 25 connects all the surrounding rooms. The shelter provides women of all age with sanitary facilities as well as a place for them to create and share. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

The Safe Space for Rohingya Women and Girls was designed with basic materials. The woven bamboo, straw thatching and tarpaulin used for construction could easily be sourced and would be less dangerous in the event of a cyclone, a frequent phenomenon in the region. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

The Bhalukia Community Centre serves the Bangladeshi host communities who were directly or indirectly affected by the Rohingya influx. The centre stands in an areca nut grove where all trees were preserved. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

The Hindupara Integrated Community Centre was designed with a steel structure, in order to propose an alternative to bamboo. Although the latter can be sourced locally, its harvesting and treatment requires time and proper planning, a luxury in the field of emergency building. | Courtesy of architect

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Women Friendly Space in camp 4ext. | Courtesy of architect

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Beyond Survival: A Safe Space for Women and Girls in camp 25. | Courtesy of architect

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Aloon Lar Shay Pha La (come and see us) - Display & Production Centre for Rohingya Women in camp 11. | Courtesy of architect

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Hindupara Integrated Community Center in Hindupara camp. | Courtesy of architect

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Community Centre in camp 03. | Courtesy of architect

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Bhalukia Community Centre for Host Communities in Bhalukia, Ratnapalong. | Courtesy of architect

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Community Spaces in Rohingya Refugee Response

Award Cycle: 2020-2022 Cycle

Country of origin: Bangladesh

Location: Teknaf, Bangladesh

Client: BRAC HCMP, ActionAid

Architect: Rizvi Hassan, Khwaja Fatmi, Saad Ben Mostafa

Completed: 2019