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Architect Marina Tabassum’s meteoric rise to fame

14 September 2020

Marina Tabassum, a Bangladeshi architect, has been named as third of the honourees for the world's top 50 thinkers' 2020 list. She also won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2016 for designing the Bait Ur Rouf Mosque in Dhaka which is made of terracotta brick. The design of the mosque represents the historic Sultanate era.
This mosque along with her lightweight houses are all built on a raised platform, which is effective against the frequent flooding in Bangladesh.