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Architect Marina Tabassum gets enlisted in Top 50 thinkers of 2020

Marina Tabassum is a well-renowned architect of Bangladesh. She is the designer of the Bait Ur Rouf Mosque. Her success lies in building lightweight houses by using local raw materials. Alumni of BUET, she has been well-recognized for her works. She has own practice ie. Marina Tabassum Architects.

The mesmerizing beauty of Bait Ur Rouf Mosque Source: Aga Khan Development Network

Enlistment by the famous Prospect Magazine

The British Magazine Prospect lists Marina Tabassum in the Top 50 intellectuals of the world. This is highly prestigious and a matter of pride for any country. The magazine believes that her constructions have a consonance with the natural environment. Her designs are also suitable for the earth.

Bait Ur Rouf Mosque specialty

The mosque is flood resistant. It is built of terracotta bricks. It brings back the glory of Sultanate period. The prayer halls are well-ventilated and cool. Natural light comes easily inside the mosque. There is a cylindrical volume inserted in a square. It facilitates rotation of prayer hall and formation of light courts on four sides.

Other notable works of Marina Tabassum

She has also designed the Swadhinata Stambha and Museum of Independence at Suhrawardy Udyan.

She has won the Anannya Top Ten Awards, Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Architect of the Year Award and First Prize for the Independence Monument and The Liberation War Museum.

Author: Farhan Sadeed

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