The National Parliament House in Dacca, Bangladesh, was designed by American architect Louis Kahn. It was opened in 1982 after over twenty-years of construction. Kahn did not live to see its completion. The building is made of concrete and brick - materials that were available locally, and it features assembly means and methods (marble slabs between the concrete lifts, arched openings in the masonry walls etc.) that were suitable to the available construction talent.