Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center: JACC

Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center in Kuwait, JACC Building Design, Image, Architect

Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center Kuwait: JACC

New Kuwaiti Landscape + Arts Architecture, The Middle East – design by SSH, Architects

27 Feb 2017

Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center Kuwait: JACC

Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center Kuwait Photos

Design: SSH International, Architects

Currently some of the buildings seem to be off limits so for now this is mostly a visual review of the public realm, a good quality landscape inserted right next to the seaside.

Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center Kuwait: JACC

The restaurants are certainly popular, locating in a gentle arc facing North West looking over the bay.

Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center Kuwait: JACC

The JACC building design is by SSH:

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.

This circular pool nicelty coplements the low-slung decorative building beyond.

Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center Kuwait: JACC

The car entry (ie the main entry, not many poeple arrive on foot like me)

Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center Kuwait: JACC

Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center Kuwait: JACC

Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center Kuwait: JACC

Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center Kuwait: JACC

Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center Kuwait: JACC

Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center Kuwait: JACC

Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center Kuwait: JACC

Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center Kuwait: JACC

Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center Kuwait: JACC News

6 Feb 2017
KUNA report that Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD)’s teams have put out the fire that broke out earlier in Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center in Kuwait city on Monday, without human losses or injuries. Five departments of the directorate took part in controlling the blaze at JACC that caused only material damage in the area.

Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center in Kuwait Building Fire

Source: Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center in Kuwait Building Fire

Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center in Kuwait Building
image courtesy of JACC

The building design is inspired by Islamic architecture with complex geometric shapes that create a richly textured outer skin, creating dramatic public spaces inside and out.

JACC Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center Building
image courtesy of JACC

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

JACC Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center in Kuwait
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Source: Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center in Kuwait Building

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.

Source: Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center in Kuwait Building

Address: Arabian Gulf St


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