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Remembering Bashirul Haq

Bashirul Haq passed away on 4th April evening at Ganashastha Hospital in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, at the age of 77.

Bengal Institute deeply mourns the passing of Bashirul Haq, one of the most respected architects of Bangladesh, and a beloved mentor to many. Born in 1942, Bashirul Haq passed away in Dhaka on April 4, 2020. Our condolences to his family, friends, and everyone who drew inspiration from his remarkable works and teachings.

Playing a pivotal role in shaping the modern architectural language of the country, Bashirul Haq’s works and teachings continue to have deep influence among architects. His response to the programmatic problems and climatic context was always precise and full of clarity. His works have contributed to defining the progress of Bengali modernity and setting the tone for the architecture in the region.

Bashirul Haq was a member of Bengal Institute’s Master Faculty, having taught design studios at the Institute, and being involved in all our major events and activities. He was a mentor to all of us, and a dear friend.

Bashirul Haq’s presentation at the Swiss Architecture Museum as part of the exhibition “Bengal Stream: The Vibrant Architecture Scene of Bangladesh” on 2nd December 2017, jointly organised by S_AM and Bengal Institute:

Bashirul Haq at a discussion forum titled “Architecture that Validates” at Bengal Architecture Symposium NOW/NEXT 18th March, 2016

Short link to this page for easy sharing:, Photos ©Bengal Institute/ Mizanur Rahman Khoka, Mohammad Tauheed, Participants of Bengal Institute’s Academic Program.

A Tribute to Bashirul Haq