RDH, in association with Brian MacKay-Lyons Architecture was awarded the commission for the design of the new Canadian Chancery and Official Residence in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The Complex includes 3,000 SM for Immigration, CIDA, Trade & Investment, and our Political & Economic Advisory as well as an 800 SM residence. Central goals of the project involve creating a sense of both welcome and insulation, reinforcing a spirit of collegiality among embassy staff while providing an inviting gateway to Canada for visitors and potential new Canadians. Security systems have been planned and detailed so as not to inhibit a sense of transparency, hospitality and engagement.
The building forms and construction are responsive to regional vernacular traditions, the tropical climate, and local technical capabilities; yet inclusive of these objectives the design conforms to Canadian technical standards and signals a distinctly Canadian cultural presence.
2010 NSAA Lieutenant Governor's Award - New Canadian Chancery, Dhaka, Bangladesh.