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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre in Kuwait City, Kuwait by SSH

 
January 8th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

The upcoming Kuwaiti museum complex, the Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre (ASCC), has been named Public Building of the Year at the prestigious ABB LEAF Awards 2017.

The annual LEAF (Leading European Architecture Forum) Awards bring together more than 100 leading senior figures from the world’s elite architectural design community to celebrate, discuss and honour some of the best new international projects. All shortlisted and winning projects are recognised as setting the benchmark for the future of the industry.

Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre Exterior Shot, Image Courtesy © SSH

  • Architects: SSH
  • Project: Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre
  • Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Client: The Amiri Diwan, Kuwait
  • Collaborators: Al Ghanim International
  • Area: 127,000 sq m
  • Project end date: Estimated end of 2017

Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre Interior Shot, Image Courtesy © SSH

A joint delegation from the Amiri Diwan of Kuwait and SSH collected the international accolade for the complex at a gala ceremony, hosted at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, in London, on 21 September.

Due to be completed by the end of this year, the centre not only celebrates mankind’s scientific and cultural achievements, but also honours Kuwaiti, Islamic and Arab culture and history. Together, with the award-winning Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre (JACC) and the nearly restored and refurbished Al Salam Palace, the museum complex will form part of a new national cultural district for the city of Kuwait.

Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre CGI Rendering, Image Courtesy © SSH

The project will consist of six main buildings: A Natural History Museum; Science Museum; Museum of Islamic History; Space Museum; Fine Arts Centre; and a Theatre.

Each museum building will contain an array of permanent and temporary world-class exhibits, installations and artworks. Walking beneath the canopy of the complex’s street is a journey full of surprises, with stunning views deep into the heart of the museums where visitors will see framed vistas of priceless exhibits.

Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre Canopy and Cladding 1, Image Courtesy © SSH

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

The museum buildings and the circulation between them are shaded and partially climatically controlled using a solar shade canopy, which is 200 m long with cantilevers of 30 m. The inverted structure allowed the installation of 2,000 LED-lit shingles, which were parametrically designed and DMX controller-linked to provide evening light shows and daytime shade.

Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre Canopy and Cladding 2, Image Courtesy © SSH

The material chosen by SSH for the exterior cladding and roof paving of the complex was also carefully selected. The approved stone, named Skyline, is a true marble from Turkey with a clearly defined vein orientation in the quarry strata. Skyline has all the technical and aesthetic characteristics to meet the stringent requirements of the project.

SSH was appointed as lead architecture and engineering designer on the complex.

Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre Aerial Shot 2, Image Courtesy © SSH

About SSH

SSH is one of the leading master planning, infrastructure, building design, and construction supervision firms in the Middle East, with a reputation for design integrity and a portfolio that includes landmark projects throughout the region. The firm maintains offices in Abu Dhabi, Algeria, Bahrain, Dubai, Iraq, Kuwait, London, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.

Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre Aerial Shot 1, Image Courtesy © SSH

Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre During Construction, Image Courtesy © SSH

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