TRACES I Trouble in the Away Away
A medicinal plant sanctuary for a pharmaceutical future of Ayurveda medicine in Bangladesh
Traces, outlines a concept for a medicinal plant repository in Bangladesh, that seeks to explore the future pharma of combining Ayurveda and western medicine.
The intent is to create an ambassadorial complex where medicine is grown, researched and distributed to the local community, to restore a historic culture of pharmacognosy, within an urban fabric. Whilst providing sanctuary for native endangered medicinal plants, which are at risk due to rapid climate change.
The building aims to take on an ecologically sustainable approach by reducing construction emissions to a minimum, through materiality and using passive energy techniques that draw from the natural climate. In doing so the little amount of energy needed to sustain the building can be generated on site. The building materials are sourced and fabricated locally from traces of climate change, giving the building an essence of belonging and eliminating the aspect of Awayness.
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