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REVIVING BHAMALA AS A TOURIST SITE AND DEVELOP A FLOATING MARKET IN KHANPUR DAM

I anticipate that my project , Reviving Bhamala as a tourist site and develop a floating market in Khanpur Dam will be sustainable for all.

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Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

I anticipate that my project , Reviving Bhamala as a tourist site and develop a floating market in Khanpur Dam, which will be revenue generation for local craftsmen of Pakistan and promote local arts and craft of this region will bring Architectural Solution to Community of Haripur in crises.The research will be originating from the indigenous context and environment of Pakistan. Vernacular Architecture of Pakistan and indigenous materials will be used in the development of the project.Emphasis will be placed on adaptation and implementation of research-derived knowledge and techniques to a practical humanitarian architecture project in Bhamala.Bhamala Stupa is a ruined Buddhist stupa and National Heritage Site near Haripur, Pakistan. Bhamala monastery is unique and different in terms of Form. It is shaped like a Pyramid. The stupa dates back to the 4th Century and is historically significant. The project will also offer a huge, lively, full of boats selling local handicrafts, food and fruits, colorful floating market in Khanpur Dam on the same lines as the floating markets of Bangkok.The size of this will be manageable and the lovely location and interesting choice of food to sample and a lovely location will attract local and international tourists. The market will be very attractive, while walking around in the shade of trees will be a wonderful experience.All strategic actions listed above will provide a research model in developing and reviving Bhamala as a tourist Site and developing Floating market near Khanpur Dam.
  Keywords
Improved Living Conditions,Resilient Infrastructure, Sustainable, Promotion Of Local Handicrafts, Restoration and Developing Floating Market

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

The Agenda for Revival of Bhamala and floating market for Khanpur Dam will focus on ending poverty , aim towards improving the living conditions of the community and empower all women and girls by promoting their handicraft skills. The main objective of this project will be productive employment and decent work for residents of all age groups. It will sustainable management of resources of the area.
The research will be designed in a way that it will ensure resilient infrastructure and make rural settlements of Haripur and surrounding area safe, resilient and sustainable.
The project will be designed in a way that tourist will be attracted by Bhamala resort and in the floating market the local craftsmen will sell their arts and crafts. This will lead to revenue generation of that area and improved infracstructure of the neglected area of Haripur.

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

The research will be originating from the indigenous context and environment in Pakistan. Emphasis shall be placed on adaptation and implementation of research-derived knowledge and techniques to a practical humanitarian architecture project in Bhamala.
This project will focus on reviving Bhamala as a tourist site and develop a floating market in Khanpur Dam, which will be revenue generation for local craftsmen of Pakistan and promote local arts and craft of this region.
The project research goals and objectives will yield tangible outcomes in the form of prototypes which can be developed all over Pakistan.
The handicrafts industry of Pakistan is an asset and very rich cultural tradition preservation. It includes pottery,camel skin lamps carpet work, sumac, pot work, saddle making, weaving, wood work, tile craving, ceramics, embroidery, needle work, candle work, stones work, and much, much more. Tourists show great interest .

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Initial Design: I am exploring the idea, gathering the inspiration and information I need to test it with real users.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

We are an architecture firm and work towards sustainability.

Expertise in sector

  • 7+ years

Organization Filing Status

  • Yes, we are a registered company.

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

I went to Ayuthayya and Bangkok for a conference and there explored how Ayuthayya temples in ruins were restored and wanted to do the same in Bhamala.
I want to bridge the gap peace , prosperity and planet .

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

The research will be originating from the indigenous context and environment in Pakistan. Emphasis shall be placed on adaptation and implementation of research-derived knowledge and techniques to a practical humanitarian architecture project in Bhamala.
This project will focus on reviving Bhamala as a tourist site and develop a floating market in Khanpur Dam, which will be revenue generation for local craftsmen of Pakistan and promote local arts and craft of this region.
The project research goals and objectives will yield tangible outcomes in the form of prototypes which can be developed all over Pakistan.
The handicrafts industry of Pakistan is an asset and very rich cultural tradition preservation. It includes pottery,camel skin lamps carpet work, sumac, pot work, saddle making, weaving, wood work, tile craving, ceramics, embroidery, needle work, candle work, stones work, and much, much more. Tourists show great interest in all these and take them back to their homeland .

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

The Project will be divided into three Phases.In first phase a detailed research on the materials of Bhamala and restoration techniques will be conducted. Second part of the first phase will focus on research on local crafts of the region and infrastructure requirements for the production so that it can serve as revenue generation by selling in Floating Market.
Second phase will focus on infrastructure planning and development . In which all the functional amenities will be designed and planned.
Third and final phase will be final planning and designing of restoration of Bhamala as a tourist resort and developing floaoting market in Khanpur Dam.

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

A detailed analysis of all the data collected through research will be done. Analysis of the living life style of the residents of Haripur and how it can be improved by revenue generation through promotion of local handicrafts and restoration of Bhamala and developing a tourist resort will serve in creating sustainbale living fopr residents and tourists from all around the world.

Geographic Focus

Bhamala, Khanpur Dam Pakistan

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

This project will focus in reviving Bhamala as a tourist site and develop a floating market in Khanpur Dam which will be revenue generation for local craftsmen of Pakistan and promote local arts and craft of this region.
The research precedents will be Ayutthaya Temples and Floating Market.
Some Humanitarian Architecture Experts like Chutayaves Sinthuphan [Site-Specific] who has proposed ‘Bangkok Bicycle City’ is a urban planning project examining the links between the unconnected transport.

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No

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Photo of OMAR ISMAIL
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This is right way

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Thank you for the appreciation !
cheers !