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Marina Tabassum

Architecture on Stage

Prayer Hall of Bait ur Rouf Mosque, designed by Marina Tabassum

Hear from acclaimed award-winning architect Marina Tabassum on her experiences and achievements

Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1971, the architect Marina Tabassum established her own practice in the city in 2005. Marina Tabassum Architects (MTA) consciously maintains an optimum size and the projects the practice undertakes are carefully chosen and limited. Their projects range from community centre and public school to museum and eco-resort.

Tabassum is best known as the designer of the Bait ur Rouf Mosque, a building for which she also acted as client, fundraiser and builder and which secured the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2016 and the Jameel Prize 5 in 2018.

The Architecture Foundation, in association with the Barbican, presents Architecture on Stage – a programme of talks by the world's leading architects.



Frobisher Auditorium 1