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Project description

The Kuwait National Assembly Complex (Kuwait Parliament) is the result of an invited international competition won by Jorn Utzon in 1971.

The project was carried out in Denmark and Switzerland, and is essentially a precast concrete element construction. The off-the-form exposed white concrete was the final surface colour and texture most prominently displayed in the building.

During the Gulf War the building was damaged and the white concrete surfaces were subsequently painted over, somewhat changing the appearance of the building.

The project won the competition because of the logic and clarity of its planning. Its strong influence from traditional Islamic architecture and its adabtability to changes.

The building houses government offices, spaces for representation, a large assembly hall and a mosque.

Project details

Country: Kuwait

Year: 1983

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