SSH presents the design and rehabilitation of the prestigious “Al Salam Palace”
Kuwait University professors, specialising in building conservation and rehabilitation invited SSH to present the design, rehabilitation, and maintenance of the prestigious “Al Salam Palace”, one of the most historic architectural landmarks in Kuwait, initially built in the 1960s.
Khaled El Khoury, Resident Director at SSH, Kuwait, began the presentation with an overview of SSH projects. Nour Mustafa, Senior Architect, then went onto present the Adaptive Reuse of Al Salam Palace, explaining the history and details of the building. She discussed the technical aspects of the design, including brainstorming ideas of the gallery functions with the interactive and innovative media uses; the architectural and structural challenges faced in the project and how we overcame them.
SSH’s vision for the project was to bring this building of cultural significance back to life, giving it a new purpose as well as making it a source of education and enjoyment for future generations of Kuwaitis and visitors to the country. The Palace is now restored to its original glory and modified to cope with the demands of the 21st century and its new purpose as a public museum building. SSH is honored to have been involved in the rehabilitation of this iconic building.