ASCC named best ar­chi­tec­ture build­ing in ME, N. Africa for ’18

‘Mas­ter­piece of in­ter­na­tional art’

Arab Times - - LO­CAL -

By Su­laiman Redha

DUBAI, Oct 13, (KUNA): Sheikh Ab­dul­lah Al Salem Cul­tural Cen­tre (ASCC) named, on Satur­day, the best Pub­lic Ser­vices Ar­chi­tec­ture build­ing in the Mid­dle East and North Africa for 2018.

The five-star award, pre­sented at an of­fi­cial cer­e­mony or­ga­nized by the In­ter­na­tional Prop­erty Award is ex­pected to qual­ify the (ASCC) to win the global awards, which will be an­nounced at a gala pre­sen­ta­tion din­ner on De­cem­ber 2018 in Lon­don.

“Kuwait con­tin­ues to win in­ter­na­tional awards in the field of ar­chi­tec­ture for its cul­tural projects,” said Di­rec­tor of Fi­nan­cial and Ad­min­is­tra­tive Af­fairs in the Amiri Di­wan Ab­du­laziz Ishaqq af­ter he re­ceived the award.

“To­day we cel­e­brate the suc­cess of Sheikh Ab­dul­lah Al Salem Cul­tural Cen­ter “which is a mas­ter­piece of in­ter­na­tional art that has been able to at­tract the at­ten­tion of this pres­ti­gious award or­ga­niz­ers,” he told (KUNA).

The cen­ter, built ac­cord­ing to the lat­est in­ter­na­tional stan­dards, is con­sid­ered one of the most dis­tin­guished re­gional and global des­ti­na­tion for peo­ple in­ter­ested in hu­man her­itage wither re­lated to pre­vi­ous times or mod­ern era, in ad­di­tion to new sciences in­clud­ing both Juras­sic and pre­hu­man era,” he ex­plained.

He ex­pressed his thanks to all those who con­trib­uted to this cul­tural pro­ject, de­scrib­ing it as “the re­sult of a great ef­fort in the field of de­sign, su­per­vi­sion and co­op­er­a­tion with the most fa­mous en­gi­neer­ing houses in the world.”

ASCC is one of the Amiri Di­wan projects that presents high­est in­ter­na­tional stan­dards ex­hi­bi­tions and pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram that fa­cil­i­tates the ex­change of knowl­edge, and de­vel­ops the crit­i­cal, cre­ative, and an­a­lyt­i­cal think­ing skills.

It in­cludes mu­se­ums for Nat­u­ral His­tory, Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy, Fine Arts, Arab Is­lamic Sci­ence, and Space, pre­sented in 22 show­rooms with more than 3,000 pieces.

Around 100 spe­cial­ized in­sti­tu­tions from 13 coun­tries con­trib­uted to work for this huge pro­ject that re­flects Kuwait’s co­op­er­a­tion with global cul­tural com­mu­nity.

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