The Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre, informally known as the Kuwait Opera House, is a prominent cultural center in Kuwait, located on the Gulf Road in the capital Kuwait City. It is the largest cultural center and opera house in the Middle East.
The cultural centre contains four buildings, which are organized around entrance courtyards of a civic plaza. They sit like “Jewels” in a larger public park setting. This enriches the built environment.
The design was inspired by Islamic architectural tradition. These are two dimensional patterns, which are transformed three dimensionally to create spaces below a complex geometric form. The buildings sit independently below the “jewel” which houses the functional requirements of the building.