In pictures: SSH-designed Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre in Kuwait

The SSH-designed Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre in Kuwait is made up of four angular buildings with perforated arabesque patterns, with an aim to host an array of cultural events.

The design and construction of the $775 million project was completed in only 22 months, set as the centrpiece of the new cultural district in central Kuwait, close to historic Flag Square.

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 The Centre will host various cultural events including music, theatre, film, workshops and spoken word.

“It was a challenge for us to complete the design and construction of a project of this size and complexity in 22 months. This achievement was made possible by the Amiri Diwan’s intervention in expediting the project and overcoming obstacles,” said SSH’s executive partner Sadoon Al Essa.

“Successfully delivering this world class project makes me immensely proud of the SSH team. We have designed to the highest international quality standards within such a challenging time frame. I hope that this achievement makes SSH the ‘Consultant of Choice’ and the Region’s ‘Go to Guys’ for future world class cultural and heritage projects,” said CEO, Bob Hope.

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SSH worked closely with theatre engineers and acoustic specialists to create multiple performance spaces.

The interior design of these spaces was created to complement the function of each space and capture the soul of each performance while engaging the audience.

Look out for our full interview with SSH on designMENA.com 

 

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