The National Assembly
Building in Dhaka

‘Spirit’ and ‘silence’ were the code words for Louis Kahn. The various parts of the building surround the strong axis of the center. The combination of materials – concrete and marble – is highly unexpected. The monumental architecture has become a symbol of freedom and overcoming challenges. Built between 1962 and 1982, the architect was not able to see the building completed. The architecture provides shelter and protection from the climate, while letting in the light.

Photographs by Arne Maasik 2017