Category: Tourist Attractions
National Parliment House, Dhaka
National Parliament House is the house of the Parliament of Bangladesh which is located at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital of Dhaka. This mega architecture was designed by famous architect Louis Kahn. The National Parliament House complex is one of the largest legislative complexes in the world owning 200 acres (800,000 m²) of land all alone. The National Parliament House also known as Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban started its first constructions back in 1961 by East Pakistan. But the construction was halted because of the Liberation war during 1971. Construction work started again after Bangladesh gets its independence. And it was completed on 28 January 1982. During that time, this project was monitoring by David Wisdom, who worked for Kahn. Louis Kahn died when the project was approximately thre quarters completed. This whole mega structure construction cost was US$32 million.
Louis Kahn designed the entire National Parliament House complex which includes lawns, lake and residences for the Members of the Parliament . His main key design philosophy was to represent Bangladeshi culture and heritage in this building. The exterior of the building is striking in its simplicity, with huge walls deeply recessed by porticoes and large openings of regular geometric shapes. The main building which is at the center of the complex is divided into three parts. They are: Main Plaza, South Plaza and Presidential Plaza. An artificial lake surrounds three sides of the main building National Parliament House, extending to the Members of Parliament hostel complex. This skillful use of water to portray the riverine beauty of Bangladesh adds to the aesthetic value of the site.
Although entrance to the National Parliament House is limited to authorized members of Parliament and staffs only. It building is restricted for visitors.
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