Kuwait, KW


Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre

The Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre will showcase performing arts and create a world class theatre quarter in a spacious parkland setting. Together with Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre, it will form Kuwait’s new national cultural district.

The cultural district 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.

Complex geometric forms inspired by Islamic architecture will create the richly textured outer skin of each building creating dramatic public spaces below that benefit from the interaction of light and shadow. Visitors will circulate via air conditioned lifts and travelators.

Luxurious, world class buildings below the outer skin will exude character, drama and a heightened sense of expectation. The wonders will continue inside each building and visitors will find jewels within jewels as they explore the beautifully designed interiors.

The new cultural district will attract the world’s leading performers and be an endless source of civic pride for the people of Kuwait.

The key buildings in the theatre quarter are:

  • Theatre Centre
  • Music Centre
  • Conference Centre
  • National Library for Historical Documents
  • Park for Kuwait

The project is being procured on a design build basis and SSH has been appointed by Al Hani Construction and Trading Company.

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Status: Built
Location: Kuwait, KW
Firm Role: Design, Construction