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American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2020, 8(2), 37-43
DOI: 10.12691/ajcea-8-2-2
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Growth of Urban Eating Places nearby the Planned Commercial & Residential Areas in Dhaka: Transformation of Banani-11 from Residential to Commercial

Kashfia Alam Khan1,

1Department of Architecture, Primeasia University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Pub. Date: March 29, 2020

Cite this paper:
Kashfia Alam Khan. Growth of Urban Eating Places nearby the Planned Commercial & Residential Areas in Dhaka: Transformation of Banani-11 from Residential to Commercial. American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2020; 8(2):37-43. doi: 10.12691/ajcea-8-2-2

Abstract

Dhaka, being the heart and capital of Bangladesh, has been undergoing through various morphological and physical evaluations and functional transformations for its uncontrollably growing number of population and centralized form of commercial activity. Within this context, Banani-11 is one of the very popular and well-known streets of Dhaka which gradually transformed from deliberately planned residential to commercial, due to its significant location and ease of accessibility. In recent years, different types of food-shops and restaurants are taking over both sides of this street in a way that the image of this street is changing significantly. The moderate commercial road can be easily differentiated from the adjacent commercial roads for the increasing number of eating places on this street. This paper is focused on how this road is transforming into a road of vibrant eating places and contributing to the surrounding neighborhood. The research has been based on case study method along with observation, correlation, and archival research. Data come from mapping and surveying of the area and analyzing the typologies of the existing eating places, comparing them by their functional and use-user analysis. The research outcome establishes that Banani-11 is a street, which already transformed from residential to commercial, is now heading to be a street of eating places to serve the adjacent commercial and residential areas. The chronological transformation of the spaces on this road is thus residential to commercial, commercial to especially ‘eating places’- and then eating places to informal eating places.

Keywords:
transformation urban eating places commercial residential

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