Urban Oasis

Lead DesignerVITTI Sthapati Brindo Ltd.
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Prize(s)2nd Place in Architecture Categories / Urban Design
Entry Description

“Urban Oasis: Integrated Development of Hatirjheel area including Benbari Canal” is a wetland restoration project, which is a vital component to safeguard a large part of the city from flash flood besides bringing back the waterfront legacy once this city endured.

This project encompasses an area of 311 acres with infrastructural and landscape components including, expressway, overpass, lakeside walkways, benches, viewing decks, floating amphitheatre, children park, water park, viaducts, taxi terminals etc.

Major objective of the projects include:
1. Preserving low lying floodplain areas of Hatirjheel
2. Establishing connectivity among major urban mobility corridors
3. Reintroducing water based mode of transportation
4. Integrating north and south part of the city
5. Bringing back the water front legacy by restoration and conservation of environment

Once a symbol of environmental degradation, Hatirjheel now symbolizes a remarkable example of environmental restoration and remains as a source of inspiration for environmental restoration throughout Bangladesh.


‘VITTI’ – The Atelier evolved in 1991 as a design studio under the very guidance of Master Architect of the sub-continent Architect Mazharul Islam. In the process of evolution in 1993, the Atelier transformed into a limited company ‘VIITI Sthapati Brindo ltd.’
‘VITTI’ considers every design project as an opportunity for new experiments that lead to creative design solutions. We consistently pursue the following goals in all our efforts and projects:

Society :

The practice recognizes and upholds in high spirit the social & civic responsibilities inherent in all architecture and urban design.

Environment :

The practice highly prizes the crucial role a built environment play in achieving a balanced, sustainable environment. It also endorses the responsibility of the architect to respond to current global concerns.
Value :

Projects are designed to fulfill client’s needs and aspirations by maximizing flexibility. efficiency and cost-effectiveness.