ABOUT the WINNER
Mayeesha Tasneem, a young professional architect from Bangladesh, recently graduated from the Department of Architecture, at BRAC University in Bangladesh and currently working as an architect at an architectural consultancy firm in Dhaka.
Mayeesha says "Art, culture, music, and participatory architecture are my fields of interest. I like going to new places to learn about different places and their context, culture, tradition, and lifestyle. Diversity in these fields and the way they are manifest in food, mood, colour, and architecture, intrigues me. I try to contextualize the knowledge gathered through travelling and merge this with my personal and professional activities. I believe the lessons that are gained through experience are the ones that resonate the most. One of the ideals I try to live by is a quotation by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe... "I don't want to be interesting; I want to be good." That is why I want to avail every learning opportunity life can offer and put these lessons to good purpose."
An extract from Mayeesha's portfolio project can be seen here. Its solution-focused relevance to the environment of the Venice lagoon, rising sea levels, and emerging social issues impressed the panel of judges.