UCEP Cheyne Tower, Dhaka, Bangladesh

UCEP Cheyne Tower is an office complex situated in Segunbagicha, Dhaka. MDM designed and supervised the construction of the building in line with international standards.

The site is surrounded by narrow roads on two sides, with neighbouring buildings blocking out sunlight on the remaining two sides. A major challenge of the project was the division of internal space to make the best use of direct sunlight where available: minimal internal walls were used to divide the core, service and work spaces and concrete columns and flat slabs were used to avoid unwanted beams and maximize work space.

The external walls use a mixture of brick, concrete and glass to ensure a comfortable internal temperature. Following health-and-safety regulations, glass facades were divided into small parts and the interior design of the building uses environmentally friendly materials.

The project was completed in 2010.