|Al Salam Palace|
The original landmark palace was built in the 1960s to accommodate visiting heads of state. In the 1990s, the palace was severely damaged during the Iraqi invasion and thought by many to be beyond repair. The palace is part of the new Kuwait National Cultural District (KNCD).
The palace will reopen 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 state and VIPs, arriving in the Rotunda, the heart of the original palace, before beginning a journey through nine recreated palatial rooms and galleries. The new palace will border the new Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre and be part of Kuwait’s new cultural landscape.
Al Salam Palace consists of:
The project is being procured on a design build basis and SSH architecture firm has been appointed by Combined Group Contracting.