The design of an embassy or high commission is a privileged architectural commission. It offers the opportunity to represent the cultural values of one’s country internationally. Consistent with Canada’s domestic policy of multiculturalism, the project has a dual cultural responsibility, to represent the ‘guest’ country and to show respect for the culture of the ‘host’ country. Bangladesh is a country of extremes. It has one of the densest populations on earth and is one of the world’s poorest nations. It has a hot climate with monsoon rains that can leave as much as 90% of the country under water. A contextualist approach is not a style, but rather a discipline, a method, a way of seeing, which is culturally transferable. Building within the material culture of a place not only communicates a respect for regional context but also ensures the maximum economic value to the client. For further information see our portfolio.
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