• Sunday, Jul 05, 2020
  • Last Update : 01:33 am

Bangladesh’s architecture on Guardian’s list of best 21st century builds

  • Published at 07:54 pm September 17th, 2019

The architectural piece has been designed by Marina Tabassum

Bangladesh’s Bait ur Rouf Mosque has made it to the Guardian’s list of the best architecture of 21st century. 

In an article published on the website of the UK newspaper on Monday, this brick mosque by Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum, which won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2016, has secured its place at number 22 on a list of 25 most acclaimed builds of the century. The article, written by Oliver Wainwright, describes the mosque as “a poetic essay on how natural light can be used to maximum effect”. 

“Formed from a square concrete pavilion that is surrounded by a cylindrical brick drum, in turn enclosed in a perforated brick cube, the gaps between the geometries allow shafts of light to wash over the walls from above, while the ceiling of the central prayer hall is punctured by a constellation of holes that cast a mesmerising dappled pattern across the bare floor,” says the article.

Tate Modern, a public building in London, UK has secured the first place on the list. Neues Museum (Berlin, Germany), Grand Parc (Bordeaux, France) and Seattle Central Library (US) have secured the 2nd, 3rd and 4th places respectively. Other remarkable builds include 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Kanazawa, Japan), Vasconcelos Library and Botanical Gardens (Mexico City, Mexico), UTEC university campus (Lima, Peru) and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (Germany).

206
187
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail