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.
April 1st, 2010 Comments Off on The Canadian Chancery and Official Residence in Dhaka, Bangladesh completed