Tuesday, August 16

Louis Kahn’s original drawing of JS reaches Dhaka



Bangladesh today received the design of Jatiya Sangsad prepared by world famous American architect Louis I Kahn, leading to the restoration of the JS Complex’s original design.

The original document that was preserved in the Architectural Archive, University of Pennsylvania reached the parliament secretariat office in Dhaka this evening, JS Speaker Shirin Sharmin Choudhury confirmed The Daily Star.

In 1973, Kahn designed the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban, built on 200 acres of land, which is a part of an 800-acre citadel of 1600-acre capitol complex in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, according to leading architects.

Though Chandrima Udyan, and the sites of the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, and the Planning Commission were parts of Kahn’s original design, no space had been allocated for graves including those of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman and six others in the complex area, Housing and Public Works Minister Mosharraf Hossain told parliament last year.