GOVINDO GUNALANKER HOSTEL
A hostel for students of Buddhist faith. The site, shared with an existing Buddhist temple, is adjacent to the University of Chittagong. The existing temple is part of the site-planning and is the focus of the entry into the complex. The design intention was to create a place that acknowledges the architectural regional traditions, in particular early Buddhist monastic architecture. Arrangement of rooms around an open-air court, the use of brick as the main construction material, and the employment of overhangs for shading from the sun as well as protection from the rain are a few of the ideas employed to achieve the design's intention.