The Sylhet of Tomorrow
Located in between the Khasi and Jaintia Hills and the riverbank of Surma; encircled by hills, fountains, tea gardens, and ancient villages the city of Sylhet is defined by its beauty and rich cultural heritage. Best known as a tea-cultivating hub, Sylhet is also home to seasonal migratory birds and some of Bangladesh’s major natural gas fields, among other natural resources.
Since 1772, the city’s landscape has expanded to 26.5 square-kilometres, housing a population of 481,430 people. Ever since, unplanned expansions have threatened Sylhet’s distinct identity. Recognising the city’s unique traits, Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements (BILS) is organising an architecture exhibition envisioning a sustainable and humanised future for the city.
We believe the key to preserving the identity of Sylhet is through small interventions – ones that can act as a admirable examples of urban planning.
The exhibition will be held at the AMA Muhith Sports Complex, in Sylhet, and will share the venue with the 10-day long Bengal Sangskriti Utsab, a cultural festival celebrating literature, music, art, film, theatre, architecture and more; with some of the finest creative minds in the region.
Aerial view with new Dakkhin Plaza on left of Keane Bridge and Uttar Chottor on right, Sylhet