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JACC wins int'l awards for best project, interior design in Arabia, Africa
July 13, 2017, 5:31 pm

Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center (JACC) was announced winner of the Arabia and Africa for best project and best interior design. The announcement came Thursday from International Property Award. Handing the awards will take place on 7 September in Dubai, UAE. This win secured JACC qualification to compete in the world buildings' category for next December.

Inaugurated by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on 31 October, 2016, the JACC was designed as a venue to organize and hold cultural events aimed at spreading arts appreciation amongst the local masses and help attract visitors from abroad.

According to the JACC website, the architectural marvel was designed to resemble jewels, reflecting rays of sunlight. The exterior of the JACC's headquarters - constructed on an area of 52,000 square meters - was built from titanium and reinforced concrete. Some 10,000 workers were involved in the construction.

The JACC consists of four buildings, with one housing the main stage that accommodates some 2,000 attendees. The drama theater and rehearsals' spaces could house some 900 people. The second, third, and fourth buildings consist of a 1,800-capacity musical facility, a 1,072-capacity cinema and multi-purpose space, and a 354-seats conference hall. It is surrounded by water fountains and other facilities attractive to visitors of the area. 

Source: KUNA


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