LUCA Luxembourg Center for Architecture and Friendship Luxembourg NGO are pleased to invite to the lecture and exhibition FARAWAY SO CLOSE - a journey to the Architecture of Kashef Chowdhury/URBANA, Bangladesh.
With this comprehensive monografic exhibition, curated by Niklaus Graber and Andreas Ruby, the Friendship Luxembourg NGO and LUCA Luxembourg Center for Architecture present the work of Kashef Chowdhury / URBANA from Bangladesh, who received the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2016 for the Friendship Centre on the flood plains of Gaibandha in northern Bangladesh. With further projects such as the Cyclone Shelter near the Bay of Bengal or School buildings in the 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 invites visitors on a journey to Bangladesh and the architectural worlds of URBANA.