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Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban, designed by renowned American architect Louis Kahn

The Bangladesh Parliament Building rises from the earth like a monument to the spirit of Bangladesh, its geometric forms evoking simplicity and order amidst nature's complexity.

Known as the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban, or National Assembly Building, this landmark encapsulates Bangladesh's national identity and democratic values. Originally conceived by the Pakistani government in 1959 and designed by the renowned American architect Louis Kahn in 1962, its construction was interrupted by Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence. Once completed in 1982, the building transcended its initial purpose as a monument, becoming a beacon of democracy.

This architectural gem integrates modernist vision with Bengali vernacular, distinguishing it from other modernist structures. More than a government complex, it poetically conveys the nation's resilience, its design thoughtfully attuned to local contexts and culture. The building's completion marked a pivotal moment, emblematising Bangladesh's transition from Pakistani rule to self-governance.
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m̌ ḫ said:

Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban, designed by renowned American architect Louis Kahn

In colour
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William Sutherland said:

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Roger (Grisly) said:

Impressive architectural image and a unique building
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