The Government House (ทำเนียบรัฐบาล) is the offices of the Prime Minister of Thailand and the cabinet ministers. It also contains conference rooms and is used for state functions and receptions of foreign guests. It was designed by Italian architects with building work commencing in 1923. Other buildings date back to the 1940′s. The main building carries a golden dome housing a statue of Phra Phrom (Brahma) and its façade resembles that of the Ca’ d’Oro Palazzo in Venice.