The Architecture

Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre consists of four buildings, covered with a steel skeleton, encased in a titanium and glass skin that captures light and sparkles. The buildings sit like jewels within a larger public park. The complex geometric forms inspired by Islamic architecture create the richly textured outer skin of each building and this results in dramatic public spaces below that benefit from the interplay of light and shadow. Luxurious, world-class buildings below the outer skin exude character, drama and a heightened sense of expectation. The surprises continue inside each building, as visitors find jewels within jewels as they explore the beautifully designed interiors. The foyers feature decorative calligraphy across the four pavilions, where more than 8,000 sqm of calligraphy is designed into the cladding of the theatres, concert halls and libraries.