Our proposal for the site is an open tribute to the National Modernist Architecture of Bangladesh. It derives its architectonic language from similar structures dedicated to the international representation of the People and Land of Bengal. In the tradition of great Bangladeshi masters Muzharul Islam and Bashirul Haq, the Ankara Chancery Complex is developed as a scale sensitive composition of platonic solids and voids.
The chancery block has three separate entrances on two levels. The lower ground level, which contains the multipurpose hall and reserve offices for the future visa department, is accessed from a triangular area behind the Bangabandhu Sculpture. The main entrance leading to the upper ground level is shaped into a large angular void opening into a sloping site. Visitors may reach the entrance through a semi-shaded trapezoidal podium inside the opening. The podium, which opens to a vehicle drop-off area suitable for both left and right-sided steering, is also easily accessible by walking along the pavement from the receipt counter.READ MORE