Probhabok 3.0 was successfully organized by the Department of Architecture, AIUB and sponsored by Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited. It was a three-day event, at the multipurpose hall, Annex 7 of AIUB campus.
Around 90 students participated in this competition, with 3 members in each group. The registration began a week earlier in two categories, category A which included students from Studio VII to Studio IX and category B including students from Studio IV to Studio VI. During the past two years of online classes, interaction between students had decreased. One of the goals was to create a respectable bonding between the students of the department, encouraging sharing of knowledge and enhancing students’ creativity and promote in presentation skills. This competition has successfully managed to achieve its goals previously as well, with two seasons in 2018 and 2019 respectively. This year the competition was organized by the faculty members, Hasan Ahmed Chowdury, Md. Tarek Morad and Chowdhury Farah Zaki.
On 4th August, at 10 am the competition began. The Head of the Department Mr. M. Arefeen Ibrahim introduced and the topic to the students. “Commemorate the Halt” was the given topic, as interesting as it sounds, the topic needed a lot of research and study by students to draw up their conclusions. After a long 7 hours of intensive teamwork the outcome had 30 monochromatic physical models and digital submittal from all the groups.
The jury was held on the 8th of August 2022. The panel included Architect Dewan Shamsul Arif, Mr. Sami Al Hasan, and Ms. Irfat Alam. The jurors gave their citations and expressed that the event was much needed.
The award ceremony was held on the 23rd of August 2022 along with an exhibition. The event was inaugurated by the Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Dr. A B M Siddique Hossain, Mr. Arefeen Ibrahim, the Head of the department, Architect Dewan Shamsul Arif and the team from Berger Paints Ltd. Mr. Shabbir Ahmad Head- Project, Prolinks, Experience Zone, Mr. Md. Tariqul Islam Head Prolinks and Ms. Sharmin Sultana Territory Manager Prolinks. Dean of FASS, Professor Dr. Tazul Islam, Professor Dr. M A Quaiyum also visited the exhibition among others. The faculty members and students were also present during the ceremony.
Spontaneous participation of students and faculties, and cordial support from the University Administration made this three-day event a vibrant and successful one, which was much required after the long break in physical classes due to the pandemic. The Department of Architecture is grateful of the assistance provided by the external and internal jurors, the student participants, and the university administration throughout this event.