Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban – Bangladesh

Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban, Dhaka

When I first saw this building I was surprised to be told that it was over 30 years old. It’s design gave me the impression it was a relatively new building. Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban, the National Parliament of Bangladesh is  held in the Jatiyo Sangshad (National Assembly) Building of Bangladesh and is located in the capital Dhaka. It was created by architect Louis Kahn and is one of the largest legislative complexes in the world. It houses all the parliamentary activities of Bangladesh.

Construction of the Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban began in 1961 by the Government of Pakistan as a permanent building for the federal legislature of both West and East Pakistan. Its construction was completed during the period of President Ziaur Rahman. However, it was the eighth (and last) session of the second parliament of Bangladesh that first used it on 15 February 1982 after its construction was completed on 28 January of the same year. The Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban has been in operation and has acted as the sole complex used as the National Assembly ever since.

Photograph taken with Nikon D700 & 24-70mm lens at 62mm on 12th November 2009


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