NATIONAL PARLIAMENT OF BANGLADESH

LOCATION : DHAKA

CLIENT : PWD, BANGLADESH GOVERNMENT

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National Parliament house of Bangladesh is located at Sher-E-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka,the
capital city of Bangladesh and is designed  while the country was still part of Pakistan, by
architect Louis I. Kahn. The complex is one of the largest legislative complexes in the world, comprising 200 acres of land area.The design evolved from the basic human
requirement of protection from glare and fury of
nature which is achieved through the overall
arrangement of the complex in different groups of buildings. Normal external lines are deeply recessed by porticoes with huge geometric openings on its outer facade, forming the visual characteristics of the building. Thus conventional methods of windows have been effectively substituted, resulting in the compositional
effect of these huge openings, befitting the scale of the building. The use of exposed
concrete walls to contrast the surrounding buildings with exposed brick exteriors, merges with the land. The lake on three sides of the main building, extending up to the members’ hostel not only creates visual relief for the
beholder’s but also echoes the riverine beauty of Bangladesh.