Gallery: Nishorgo Oirabot Nature Centre in Bangladesh is Pierced by Tre...

Photo © Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Big posters on the first floor's exposed burnt clay brick walls (used as an eco alternative to cement) inform visitors about local natural wonders while providing a space for watching films.

Commissioned by the Ministry of Environment & Forests Bon Bhaban, the Nishorgo Oirabot Nature Interpretation Centre is a building designed and built within great care. In order to minimize the project’s environmental impact, Vitti Sthapati Brindo Ltd. architects decided that only structural walls would rest onto the ground. The elevated concrete structure allows trees to grow freely through its pierced ceiling, giving the impression that it is suspended high in the forest


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