Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) student Zareen Tasneem Sharif has become the first Bangladeshi to win the ‘The Global Winner 2022’, Architecture and Design, organized by Global Undergraduate Awards.
She was given the award for her undergraduate thesis titled ‘Waste in the City: Agglomerating Local Economy of Matuail Landfill.’
“This is very overwhelming,” she wrote while sharing the news of her win on her Facebook profile.
Zareen’s project focuses on changing the perspective of waste. Its vision is to transform an active landfill as an energy-efficient industrial ecology accompanied with contextual urban spaces, that reflect the culture and lives of the people of Dhaka City and bring back the lost agricultural traditions of Matuail.
Her work is among the 25 Global winners which is a first in the history of Bangladesh.
The Global Undergraduate Awards is one of the world’s most prestigious academic awards programs. Prizes are awarded to 25 disciplines by a non-profit organization under the patronage of the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, according to ArchNews Buet, the official Facebook page of the university’s Department of Architecture.
As many as 2,812 submissions made it to the The Global Undergraduate Awards this year. The UA Program is split into seven regions: Africa & Middle East, Asia, Europe, Island of Ireland, Latin America, Oceania, the US, and Canada.
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