Baro Sardar Bari, one of the most significant heritage sites in Sonargaon, is a shining example of restoration of heritage site in Bangladesh in the truest sense, not just renovation, says architect and architectural conservation specialist Prof Dr Abu Sayeed Mostaque Ahmed.
It is rare to get an entire one year or more purely to do research before the start of restoration work in Bangladesh.
“I’m lucky as I was given the time to do required research first,” said Prof Sayeed, Project Director of the Baro Sardar Bari restoration.
South Korea-based global conglomerate Youngone Corporation restored Baro Sardar Bari in Sonargaon which is the first attempt to preserve a cultural heritage site in Bangladesh.
“Kihak Sung had a dream to restore a building in Bangladesh and he chose Baro Sardar Bari after visiting many places across Bangladesh,” said the architect.
Youngone Corporation Chairman and CEO Kihak Sung restored his own village home and he has a personal interest in restoration.