Friendship Centre Gaibandha Building

Friendship Centre, Gaibandha Building

Architect: Kashef Chowdhury / URBANA. A community centre which makes a virtue of an area susceptible to flooding in rural Bangladesh. Offices, a library, meeting rooms, and prayer and tea rooms are included in pavilion-like buildings surrounded by courts and pools.

Bait Ur Rouf Mosque

Bait Ur Rouf Mosque, Dhaka Building

Architect: Marina Tabassum

A refuge for spirituality in urban Dhaka, selected for its beautiful use of natural light. Ventilation and the play of light make this neighbourhood mosque a refuge for spirituality. After a difficult life and the loss of her husband and near relatives, the client donated a part of her land for a mosque to be built. A temporary structure was erected.