The Bangabandhu Open Theatre designed by doshomik sthapathi is located in bandarban ( chittagong hill tracts), Bangladesh. The idea of the Civic Building came from government’s desire to bridge the gap between Bangalees and the ethnic hill communities and promote greater understanding between the two distinctive people. As the creator of independent Bangladesh and father of the nation, Sheik Mujibur Rahman’s ideology was to dissolve the differences between people of different religions, castes and ethnic backgrounds in the country. It also satisfies the clients’ desire to create a space congenial for interaction and assembly of the people. The Open Theatre is dedicated to Sheik Mujibur Rahman.
The structure has been conceived as the spread out wings of a bird. Lightness has been achieved by the steel truss. The slightly angular concrete columns depict legs of the bird. Just as a bird brings all her chicks under her wings, the proposed structure creates a sense of togetherness between the two distinct cultural groups. It gives them a setting to meet and express their cultural practices openly and in harmony.