IAB Lecture Series

As a part of IAB Lecture Series, the Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) invited Architect Marina Tabassum to share her works and experiences on her great achievement of Winning Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2016. The program was conducted at IAB Centre, Agargaon, Dhaka on 27th March 2017. Titled as “Seeking Architecture”, the presentation was acomprehensive representation of architect’s philosophy, process of working and depiction of afew acclaimed projects. Followed by a question answer session, the presentation was focused on Architect Marina Tabassum’s Aga Khan Award Winning project Bait Ur Rouf Mosque. She illustrated her wide spread exploration and research prior to the design of this excellent community project at the outskirt of Dhaka. Apart from the main attraction she also shared her journey in the quest of establishing a language of architecture that is contemporary to the world yet rooted to the place. She depicted how MTA stands against the global pressure of Industrial materials -easy and quick- fast breed of buildings, confused and impersonal, out of place and context; thus is the pledge to root Architecture to the place; thus the material palette - the climate, the location, the culture of the people, history of the land.

On behalf of 22nd Executive Council Ar. Kazi Golam Nasir, President IAB congratulated Architect Marina Tabassum with flower bouquet on her great achievement on being awarded the prestigious Aga Khan Award For Architecture in 2016. The program was enlightened by other renowned Architects, Academics, guests, a huge participation by young architects and students. Former President and Prominent Academic Professor Dr. M.A. Muktadir congratulated the Speaker. The event was moderated by Ar. Dr. Shehzad Zahir, Secretary Seminar and Convention IAB and powered by Asian Paint Bangladesh.