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SSH launches new world-class museum district within Kuwait City

The ASCC will celebrate the scientific and cultural achievements of mankind as well as Kuwaiti, Islamic and Arab culture and history

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SSH in partnership with the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre have launched a new museum district within Kuwait City. The Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre (ASCC) will form Kuwait’s new national cultural district, and SSH was appointed by Al Ghanim International as the lead architect and engineering designer on the project.

Working with world renowned museum specialists, SSH says it was able to present the ASCC project to the Amiri Diwan of Kuwait, adhering to the strict standards expected of world-class public cultural buildings.

HH Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, the Emir of Kuwait, and representatives of the Amiri Diwan attended a private inauguration of the district.

“The Cultural Centre is a fitting and spectacular addition to Kuwait’s cultural heritage, and sets out to embrace the rich diversity of the world’s finest achievements. As the largest museum project of its kind in the world, SSH is proud and honoured to have been involved helping HH Sheikh Sabah and the Amiri Diwan to fulfil their cultural aspirations for Kuwait and the region,” said George Abi Hanna, managing director of SSH Kuwait.

The district will consist of six main buildings; a Science Museum, Fine Arts Centre, Natural History Museum, Museum of Islamic History, Space Museum and a Theatre. Each building will feature permanent and temporary exhibits and artwork.

“Kuwaiti architecture is represented by the main street, which meanders echoing the traditional ‘Ferej’. This creates exciting spaces, Islamic patterns, corners and walkways, mirroring the experience of walking down a traditional, busy Kuwaiti street,” added Hanna.

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