National Parliament Building is the house of Parliament of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, situated at Sher-e-BanglaNagar in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
Louis Kahn, an architect designer, designed the whole complex, which incorporates lawns, lake, and residences for the Members of the Parliament (MP).The architect’s key design philosophy was to represent Bangladeshi culture and heritage, whereas at the same time optimizing the utilization of area. The outside of the building is placing in its simplicity, with large walls deeply recessed by porticoes and enormous openings of normal geometric shapes. The main building, that is in the middle of the complex, is split into 3 elements – the Main Plaza, South Plaza and Presidential Plaza. An artificial lake surrounds 3 sides of the main building of National Parliament Building, extending to the Members of Parliament hostel complex. This skillful use of water to portray the riverine fantastic thing about Bangladesh adds to the aesthetic worth of the location.