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BANGLADESH HIGH COMMISSION COMPLEX
in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, India
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh, Dhaka
Hi-Tech Consultants Ltd.
(Structure); United Technical Services (Mechanical);
Uberoi and Associates (Plumbing); Kaushal Technical
Services (Electrical); Chopra Associates (Landscaping
and Construction Management).
Contractor: Ahluwalia Contracts (India) Ltd.
Site Area: 3 Acres
Built up Area: 79.300 Sft
Project Cost: Tk. 17.37 Crore
Year of Completion: 2003
In the design of this 1st prize winning competition
entry, the conceptual basis was to create a complex
where traditional Bangladeshi architecture could be
interpreted in a modem way for a setting in another
country. The chancery is a 'L' shaped building
arranged to form a courtyard with a pavilion structure
which serves as the entrance hall similar to the
traditional 'DOCHALA OR CHOWCHALA' of rural areas. From here are
routes to the chancery building and the multipurpose
hall. Entrance to this is over a water body meant for
water lilies. The pitchedroof is reminiscent of
Bangladeshi house and the surface material is brick.
The complex also houses the High Commissioner's
residence and staff accommodation. The buildings
are staggered to follow the curve of the site, which
allows prominence to the main chancery building.