National Assembly Building of Bangladesh- One of the Most Beautiful Parliments of the World

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National Assembly Building which is called 'Jatio Shôngshod Bhôbon' in Bangla is one of the most beautiful parliments of the world. It is one of the majestic public buildings around the Bangladesh. The National Assembly building has been discussed

National Assembly Building which is called  'Jatio Shôngshod Bhôbon' in Bangla is one of the most beautiful parliments of the world. It is one of the majestic public buildings around the Bangladesh. The National Assembly building has been discussed and referred to in almost all architectural publications in all parts of the world and was also awarded the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

National Assembly building is ranked 5 of 79 things to do in Dhaka by Lonely Planet travellers.

National Assembly Building is located in the capital Dhaka. It was created by architect Louis I. Kahn and is one of the largest legislative complexes in the world. It houses all parliamentary activities of Bangladesh. 

Kahn's architecture is notable for its simple, platonic forms and compositions. Through the use of brick and poured-in place concrete masonry, he developed a contemporary and monumental architecture that maintained a sympathy for the site.

Starting from the beginning of architectural history, say from the time of the Pyramids till modern times, if a list of most significant buildings of the world is made, the Parliament House complex will feature very prominently among the top few in that list. It can be said to be the culmination of the modern period of architecture and the beginning of that of the post-modern era. This magnificent building stands as a silent evidence of the creative devotion and poetic vision of its American architect, Luis I Kahn.                                                                     

The building often features in books on modern architecture, and is regarded as among Kahn's finest works.

The building has a water body of artificial lake touching its walls on all sides, and the North and the South plaza tie it to the site. The edifice appears to rise out of water.  It's a huge assembly of concrete cylinders and rectangular boxes, sliced open with bold, multi-storey circular and triangular apertures instead of windows, and is probably only considered attractive by fans of grim '70's architecture.                         

The main characteristic of the National Assembly building is its monumentality. The mass of concrete lined with marble strips, the outer wall punctuated by pure geometrical openings and the dominating circular and rectangular concrete masses impart a supreme monumentality to the building quite suited to its noble functions.

YouTube: Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban"-Parliamentary Building of Bangladeh

Useful links:

* Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban by wikipedia

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carol roach
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Posted on May 21, 2011
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Posted on May 19, 2011