Chancery Complex for The People’s Republic of Bangladesh

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 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 to 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.

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LOCATION
Çankaya, Ankara

ARCHITECTS
Hüseyin Bütüner, Cem Korkmaz, Işıl Sencar Ertosun, Burcu Bilgenoğlu Umur 

CLIENT
Embassy of The People’s Republic of Bangladesh in Ankara

CONTRACTOR
ŞAM YAPI

CONSTRUCTION AREA
4.000m²

DESIGN PHASE
November 2016 – January 2018

CONSTRUCTION PHASE
September 2018 - ongoing