Wednesday, 25 August 2010

National Parliament House

National Assembly Building of Bangladesh
Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban is the National Assembly Building of Bangladesh, 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
Parliament House Lake
The Building consists of nine individual blocks: the eight peripheral blocks rise to a height of 110' while the central octagonal block rises to a height of 155'. All nine blocks include different groups of functional spaces and have different levels, inter-linked horizontally and vertically by corridors, lifts, stairs, light courts, and circular areas. The Parliament House is divided into three plaza and those are The Main Plaza, The South Plaza and Presidential Plaza. The most important part of the Main Plaza is the Parliament Chamber, which can house up to 354 Members during Parliamentary Sessions.

The most important part of the Main Plaza is the Parliament Chamber, which can house up to 354 members during sessions. There are also two podiums and two galleries for VIP visitors. The efficient and aesthetic use of light was a strong architectural capability of Louis I. Kahn.
Parliament House inner view
Architect: Louis I. Kahn
Architectural style: Modern
Structural system: Reinforced concrete.
Type: Brutalist architecture.
Date: 1961-1982
Cost: Tk1.29 billion
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

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