Dhaka is a densely populated city and Korail slum is situated on the outskirt of Dhaka where people below the poverty-line resides. More than 100000 people live there and they are deprived of all kind basic amenities i.e. poor road circulation, lack of gas, electricity water supply, no waste disposal system, lack of light and air circulation, no open space.

The objective of this project was to provide them a livable environment and infrastructural facilities. The design mainly focused on a self-reliance infrastructural system which provides them with gas, electricity, water, waste disposal system. As the slum is very congested providing air circulation, light and open space was also a challenge. The main idea was to divide the problem in two categories: Infrastructural problems and Site-related problems. Then these issues were solved in a coherent manner.


The design process was implicated in a small area in such a way that the solutions can be replicated throughout the entire slum area. The site of this design was an 1130 sqft which will be used to build a primary school and a residence for 18 people.