Cargo Village Complex at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA), Dhaka

Technical Data
Building Type: Airport Facilities
Floor Area:Export and Import Terminals, Warehouses, Automated Cargo Handling System, Office Spaces, Banks, Post Office, Cafetaria, etc. (4,00,000 sft.)
Project Cost:BDT 55.00 Crore
Construction completed: 1999 (Phase 1)
Service Provided: Architectural, Structural, MEP Design and Top Supervision.
Client:Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB), Kurmitola, Dhaka.
Architects:Ar. Minhasur Rahman
Structural Engineer: Engr. Mostafizur Rahman
Electro-Mechanical: AVE Engineers & Consultants Ltd.
Contractor: Masud and Company Limited, Dhaka.

The Cargo Village Complex, designed by Architekton (Pvt.) Ltd., has a floor area of 4,00,000 sft., and houses Export and Import warehouses with automated cargo handling system, office spaces, banks, post offices and cafeterias. This project demonstrates the capability of the consultant of handling very large scale projects with complex functions and integration of complex electro-mechanical system with the building.
This is a complex of large volumes that house the entire cargo facilities of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka. The main cargo building is an imposing volume containing 3,00,000 sft of space. Large spans are used to make the space as free as possible. The longer sides of the building express the RCC frame of the structure of beams and columns while the ends express a sweeping arch that rise from the ground up to a height of 65 feet at mid span. The administration block is separated from the cargo building by a road and is linear and mildly curves to reflect the arch of the main building. The administrative building is connected to the cargo building through bridges one level up from the ground.