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Louis Khan’s Parliament Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

Louis Khan’s Parliament Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh.   Image: Courtesy Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB).

Bangladeshi architects talk as part of a national festival celebrating ties between Australia and Bangladesh.

The NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects hosts a talk by Bangladeshi architects on 18 September as part of a national festival celebrating cultural ties between architectural practice in Bangladesh and Australia.

Discussing the positive contributions made by the Bangladeshi and Australian architects working across architecture, building, planning and design, are guest speakers: 
Dr Khondaker Showkat Hossain (Ministry of Housing & Public Works, Bangladesh)
Md. Ahsanul Haque Khan (Chief government architect, Bangladesh)
George Kunihiro (President, Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA)
Mubasshar Hussain (President, Commonwealth Association of Architects, Bangladesh) 

The week-long festival (14–20 September) starts in Melbourne on 14 September with architects from Bangladesh, Australia, Japan and Malaysia welcomed by Institute of Architects national president Shelley Penn. More about the festival here.

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