First and second-year students of the Architecture department visited Liberation War Museum at Agargaon, Dhaka, on February 10, 2023. This trip aimed to inspire the students to learn the application of basic composition in a building. Students have experienced the principles of composition and rules of organization in contemporary architecture designed by architect Tanzim Hasan Salim. Form generation, solid-void relationships, and converting this knowledge to generate space at a real scale were the main learnings from this architecture for the first and second-year students. This study trip was conducted by Ajmeri Nusrat Shoma (Senior Assistant Professor), Irfat Alam (Assistant Professor), Nazifa Zabeen Siddiqua (Assistant Professor), Tarek Morad (Assistant Professor), and Nushrat-e-Hoque (Lecturer) under the courses Design Studio II and Design Studio IV.
Ar. Tanzim Hasan Salim accompanied the tour. His presence made the trip more successful as he talked about the whole development of the building, from conceptualization to its construction method. Furthermore, he briefed the formal expression of the building, spatial quality, and structural solution. The knowledge from this magnificent architecture will enrich the students, help them in studio projects and motivate them in their future professional life.
The study trip to the museum was possible because of the support from the Liberation war museum authority, architects, faculties, and AIUB administration. This tour highly motivated the faculties and the students to have similar trips in the future.