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Kuwait’s new national cultural district under construction
February 25, 2015, 12:01 pm

The Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre, which is being developed by Kuwait’s Amiri Diwan, will be located in Flag Square next to Kuwait’s Al Salam Palace. The project is in full swing and halfway into completion of what will be a cultural district that will include state-of-the-art theatres, concert halls, cinemas, conference and exhibition halls and a library archive. The four buildings will be accessed from spacious entrance courtyards and will sit like jewels within a larger public park.

Likely to attract the world’s leading performers, the centre will have at least nine theaters of which eight are indoor and one outdoor. Of the nine theaters, the larger ones will be able to hold 2,000 people while the smallest up to 200. The Al Salam Palace, bordering the new Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre, will also be a part of the Amiri Diwan restoration project.

The transformation of the 1960-built palace, which accommodated visiting heads of state, will turn it into an integral part of Kuwait’s vibrant new cultural landscape. Restoration efforts of the abandoned palace remained unfulfilled for over 20 years since the 1990 Iraqi-invasion, but the Amiri Diwan restoration project will now bring the palace as well as its magnificent chandeliers and extensive grounds to their former beauty and splendor.

In 2016 the palace will re-open as a museum dedicated to the history of Kuwait told through its 15 rulers. The design will retain the palace’s original character while incorporating contemporary additions and meeting the highest international construction standards.  Visitors will follow in the footsteps of heads of states and VIPs, arriving in the Rotunda, the heart of the original palace, before beginning a journey through nine re-created palatial rooms and galleries.

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Chanchal Singh  Posted on : July 27, 2015 2:10 am
I think when this place completely finish.Then I think most beautiful place in the world.

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