© Kashef Chowdhury
A Journey to the Architecture of Kashef Chowdhury / URBANA, Bangladesh
With a comprehensive monographic exhibition, the luca – Luxembourg Center for Architecture presents the work of Kashef Chowdhury / URBANA from Bangladesh, whose design for a hospital in the Bay of Bengal has just been awarded the prestigious RIBA International Prize 2021 for the world’s best new building. With further projects such as an Aga Khan Award for Architecture awarded Training Center, a Cyclone Shelter near the Bay of Bengal or a bamboo School building in a Rohingya refugee camp near the Myanmar border, he gained widespread international acclaim.
Careful arrangement of structures in areas marked by extreme climatic conditions, combined with local building techniques and materials, Kashef Chowdhury’s buildings are exemplary of an architecture that serves society with radical simplicity and poetry. With an atmospheric installation, the exhibition curated by Niklaus Graber and Andreas Ruby invites visitors on a journey to Bangladesh and the architectural worlds of URBANA.