Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum named in Prospect magazine’ top 50 thinkers list

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Bangladeshi Architect Marina Tabassum has been named as one of the honourees for the world’s top 50 thinkers 2020 list.

Prospect, a UK based magazine, revealed the list of top 50 thinkers for the Covid-19 age on Tuesday.

Marina’s contribution in creating buildings in tune with their natural environments and embracing the design challenges posed by the environment has earned her this recognition, according to the magazine.

Her exhibition of lightweight houses made from locally-sourced materials that perch on stilts and can be moved when the waters rise is highly praised in the international community, says Prospect magazine.

Marina also designed the Bait Ur Rouf mosque in Dhaka which is made of terracotta brick. The design of the mosque represents the Sultanate era.

This mosque along with her lightweight houses are all built on a raised platform, which is effective against the frequent flooding in the country.

She won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for designing the mosque.

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