Landscape lighting by TERRA uplights at Bangabandhu Military Museum in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


The Bangabandhu Military Museum in Bangladesh represents the history and pride of the country’s defence agencies. The military museum was brought up to date under a major modernisation project that has produced a rather avant-garde establishment.

Spectra Group is the engineering firm responsible for the project and was in charge of quality throughout, from the foundations to the luminaires.

The landscaping was designed by Ar. Shahidullah Faruq and Ar. Rabiul Islam Rabi. They chose the Terra luminaires from ROVASI to light the trees at the entrance to this iconic museum.

There are many reasons why the ground recessed Terra uplights from ROVASI are the best way to highlight plants while providing visibility and safety in a garden: 

  • They can be set to several different beam angles. A closed angle was chosen for this project for a spotlighting effect that focuses attention on the tree and creates a visual impact. Palm trees pose a significant lighting challenge because they only have a small surface that can be lit. A closed beam angle of 12º and a light temperature of 3000 K enhances the beauty of these trees and creates an attractive atmosphere at the museum entrance.
  • Recessed installation means they can be integrated into the ground.
  • They offer an IP68 ingress protection rating. The 15 mm glass also means that rubber-tyred vehicles weighing 7,100 kg can be driven over them if necessary.
  • Their C5-M-treated cast aluminium body means they are highly corrosion-resistant. The 316L stainless steel trim and A4 stainless steel fastening screws ensure complete resistance to adverse atmospheric conditions.
  • Underlining the significance of LED electronic components, they are fitted with a long-lasting and premium quality Tridonic driver and COB.