National press club complex at 18, Topkhana road, Dhaka
AuthorIslam, Md Shazedul
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National press club complex, Dhaka is the national level meeting place of the journalists and public relations officials of Bangladesh. Moreover, it‟s a centre of their social and professional interaction. Though it‟s a professional club, it‟s different from other professionals. This club has more connections to the public. Press club is a forum to political, social and cultural groups and individuals for holding press briefings and seminars. In spite of a professional club of journalists, the Club has from its inception played an important role on many national issues. This club became a vehicle of movements for autonomy and the war of liberation, and later, for democracy and freedom of the press, and for resisting autocracy. In 1977, this 2.5 acre land at Topkhana Road was permanently leased out to the club. Initially government provided the funds to bear the cost of construction of a new building for it. The club is now with two auditoriums, a VIP lounge, a canteen, a TV room, guestrooms and a library. This club is now badly needed an international standard complex where all necessary items to be incorporated. Primary thought is, the project will be segregated into two sections, an administrative and research oriented section that is dedicated only for officials and an public space that will be accessible to the general public. Case studies will be based on international standard clubs, guilds and institute.