Al Salam Palace (Kuwait)

Al Salam Palace is a historic palace and museum in Kuwait.[1]

Al Salam Palace
Established2017
LocationKuwait City, Kuwait

History

The original landmark palace was built in the 1960s to accommodate visiting heads of state.[1] In the 1990s, the palace was severely damaged during the Iraqi invasion and thought by many to be beyond repair.[2] The palace is part of the new Kuwait National Cultural District (KNCD).[3][4]

The palace will reopen as a museum dedicated to the history of Kuwait told through its 15 rulers.[1] The design will retain the palace’s original character while incorporating contemporary additions and meeting the highest international construction standards.[1] 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.[1]

Al Salam Palace consists of:[1]

  • Museum to tell the history of Kuwait through the story of its rulers
  • Visitor Centre
  • Palace Garden

The project is being procured on a design build basis and SSH architecture firm has been appointed by Combined Group Contracting.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Al Salam Palace". 28 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Al Palace Museum".
  3. ^ "Kuwait National Cultural District Museums Director" (PDF). 28 August 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-29. Retrieved 2017-08-28.
  4. ^ "Kuwait National Cultural District".
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