Farashganj, a historically significant
neighborhood of Old Dhaka, Bangladesh, is home to
numerous architectural structures that date back to the
Mughal and British eras. The depiction of the daily
activities in this area is characterized by its vibrancy,
vigor, and vividness, effectively conveying a narrative
that spans from the past to the present. The aim of this
paper is to explore the potential for modifications and
rejuvenation in order to maintain the integrity of an
existing setting and identity within a specific arena. The
primary emphasis lies in recognizing the significance and
inherent possibilities of urban heritage. Additionally, this
highlights the potential of utilizing heritage as a catalyst
for socio-economic development. This study first
identifies and analyzes the existing heritage components
in Farashganj, which require protection and development
in different aspects. It highlights the challenges facing the
built-up area and the decline of historic places.
Additionally, it explores how this approach can
contribute to enhancing infrastructure and the overall
built environment. The study commenced by conducting
site observations, visual assessments, and interviews to
identify the potential and limitations of the study area.
Secondary data refers to information that is obtained
from sources such as literature reviews, briefings from
local municipalities, technical reports, and local plans.
These sources serve as supportive resources in academic
research. Consequently, the utilization of site analysis and
synthesis mappings serves as a means to effectively
translate and complement the conceptual initiative in
order to establish suitable design guidelines.
Keywords : Revitalization, Connection, Legibility, Cultural and Heritage