Urban River Spaces - AKDN
Aerial view of the large public ghat along the Nabaganga river in the city of Jhenaidah. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)
Smaller ghats are built to accomodate the daily needs of the local communities who bathe, wash their clothes and fish in the Nabaganga river. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

The ghat was built with brick and concrete by local masons. It was designed with respect for the local topography. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

The architects surveyed and documented all the trees in the city in order to propose ecologically significant vegetation and enhance the area's biodiversity. All the existing trees on-site were preserved. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

The ghat is built on two levels connected by stairs and a ramp. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

Stairs connecting the two levels of the ghat. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

The ghat has become a popular place for the local people to exercise, enjoy an evening stroll, meet with friends or simply sit by the river. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

Smaller ghats are built to accomodate the daily needs of the local communities who bathe, wash their clothes and fish in the Nabaganga river. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

View of a small ghat used by the inhabitants of the village of Shatbariya. The circular structure adjoining the stairs is a changing room. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman (photographer)

Plan of the public ghat. | Courtesy of architect

Courtesy of architect

Shatbariya community ghat. | Courtesy of architect

Courtesy of architect

Master plan along the river. | Courtesy of architect

Courtesy of architect

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