Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a Bangladeshi nationalist politician and founder of Bangladesh, was known as Sheikh Mujib. He served as the first president of Bangladesh and later became its prime minister. He is also known as the "Friend of Bengal" and was known for his dynamic leadership and sacrifices for the rights of the nation.
The Bangabandhu Memorial Museum aims to depict the life of the father of the nation through a journey in space. The museum is a shell that embodies the presence of the father through the exhibition of his life. The museum is a truss structure with brick cladding on the exterior and interior spaces, blank walls and Kotha stone floor finishes. The museum's layers unfold as visitors descend from one stratum to the next.
The journey begins at the fourth level, exhibiting the beginning of his life, family lineage, childhood, youth, education, sports, and social actions. There are two internal stairs on this floor, one serving the lobby area with a lift and the other leading to a guide and information center on the third level. The third level exhibits his struggle for leadership, the language movement, and his political life.
The second level is comprised of a void leading to the second level through a stairway. The second level exhibits the philosophy of his life: independence, political vision, movement after independence, a struggle for independence and his assassination. The 15th August space on the second level beholds a triggering nostalgia that enlivens the patriotic sentiment of the visitors.
The first level of the museum dominates the entry lobby, served by a lift and washrooms. The reception area leads to the temporary exhibition space and multipurpose hall. An external flight of stairs leads to the second and third levels from the reception. The fifth floor has restroom facilities, a library, an archive and an office. The sixth level contains the reserve collection, conservation, and workshop.
This project aims to encourage the freed nation to look back at the philosophy of the father of the nation and motivate the Bangladeshi people to strive more for the Sonar Bangla, as dreamed of by Bangabandhu.
Bangaandhu Memorial Trust
Ar. Md. Iqbal Habib (Team Leader)
Ar. Md. Ishtiaque Zahir
Ar. Md.Ehsan Khan
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