Study Tour of Architecture's Student in Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
The campus, with an area of 4.85 square kilometers (1.87 sq. mi), is in scenic rural surroundings on the western bank of the old Brahmaputra River, 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) south of the district town of Mymensingh and 120 kilometers (75 mi) north from Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. The campus is made up of a series of academic, administrative and residential buildings and experimental farms, gardens and other related facilities. Besides, two national research institutes, Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA) and Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI) are housed in this campus.
With 184 students, this tour was guided with four of the faculties, naming Chowdhury Mohammad Junayed, Jimi Chakma, Srijon Barua and Enam Rabbi.
This specific architectural complex is one of the most famous works done by American architect, Paul Rudolph, in the subcontinent. He tried to establish a typology of his work, which was further carried by the uprising architects of that time. Rudolph mainly tried to work with the structure, circulation and span, trying to reduce the typicality. Paul Rudolph was invited to Bangladesh by Ar. Muzharul Islam and designed the Bangladesh Agricultural University.