Architecture Tour of Bangladesh
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The architecture tour of Bangladesh is a unique interactive tour program for architects and people passionate about architecture, art, culture and nature. While visiting an architecture site, visitors often forget the life and culture around the site. This trip is the perfect blend of architecture, people and their fascinating culture. We named this trip “a journey through the living architecture of Bangladesh.” We are the first and only operator to offer this trip once a year in October. This tour requires a lot of permission from the government, private organizations, and individuals for site visits and interactive sessions. Bangladesh has developed a highly prolific contemporary architecture scene in the course of a few decades, which is unknown to the world. This tour presents a variety of architectural senses of Bangladesh from different periods and orientations of local life, culture, nature, politics and history. Therefore, Architect participants would always be our first priority for this trip, and we want to keep the group size smaller.
A spectacular body of work has arisen, which can easily stand the comparison to the architectural creation in the west, both in terms of its quality, versatility and originality. The fact is, the world hardly knows any! Architectural establishments from Bangladesh rarely get published in Western architectural magazines, books, and even online.
A stunning building by a Western architect: Louis Kahn’s National Assembly Building in Dhaka, has brought an exception to this rule. This building is one of the great mythical masterpieces of 20th-century modernism, world-famous and yet visited by only a few. But maybe at least as interesting as the building itself is the cultural dialectics out of which it emerged and how it eventually empowered the unfolding of contemporary Bangladeshi architecture.
We are the pioneer in accomplishing some unique architecture tours in collaboration with the Swiss Architecture Museum under the leadership of Architect Niklaus Grabber (former professor of ETH, Zürich). We were lucky to be a part of various national and international architectural research and exhibition over the last few years. ‘Bengal Stream – the vibrant architectural sense of Bangladesh’ is one of the remarkable exhibitions that took place in Switzerland (2017-18), French (2018-19) and Germany (2019) and Bangladesh (December 2022). Since then, we have invited many European architects and have travelled through the noble of architecture and fascinating culture of Bangladesh.
We could never achieve this alone without the encompass support of the local architectural community from every aspect. Their dedication and understanding of Bangladesh’s architectural tourism development have been the main energy behind the efforts of this trip. This tour requires a lot of special permits, attention and participation from renowned Bangladeshi architects and many notable characters of different levels. Therefore, we would like to dedicate this trip only to the worldwide architectural community.
As the world is changing every moment, the itinerary of this trip will not be the same every year. The published itinerary on our website is more of a rough travel plan to have an idea about the trip. And the per-person trip price will also vary from the total number of participants, type of hotels and all other subsequent services involved according to the latest trip itinerary of the applicable year. The signup ceremony for this trip will end a minimum of three months before the trip departure dates. Participants must sign up by depositing $500 as soon as they have decided to join this trip, and our team will coordinate all other necessary information from time to time, along with the minimum and maximum trip costs range without the international flights.
This is not only a trip, but a very special ceremony for architects around the world to get together in Bangladesh for new learnings…
- Basic Plan
We require a minimum group of 10 PAX to operate this trip.
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable athletic clothing, closed shoes, hat. Warm jacket during the winter (November to February). Raincoat/ umbrella during the rainy season (May to August). Full sleeves are always necessary while visiting any religious place, mosque, temple, church or a trip during Ramadan.
IncludedAC vehicle with experienced chauffeur for sightseeing and transfersAccommodation in twin sharing basis as per itineraryAll air, bus, train and launch tickets as per itineraryAll entrance fees and local permitsAll Museum TicketsAll rickshaw/ cycle / boat / local transportsBottled water, soft drinks and seasonal fruits during the sightseeingExpert English-Speaking GuideLocal guide/ escort/ experts/ academicsLunchTrip as per itineraryTypical Souvenir
Not IncludedAny activity not mentioned in the itinerary.DinnerGratuitiesPersonal expenses