Kuwait National Cultural District

The Kuwait National Cultural District (also known as the KNCD) is multi billion dollar development project that focuses on the arts and culture in Kuwait.[1][2] With a capital cost of more than US$1 billion, the project is one of the largest cultural investments in the world today.[1] The Kuwait National Cultural District is a member of the Global Cultural Districts Network.[3]

The District has three cultural clusters:

The Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre is the largest cultural center and opera house in the Middle East.[4][5] The Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Centre is a 13 hectare site with a total exhibit area of 22,000 m2, making it the world's largest museum project.[6][7] Al Shaheed Park is the largest green roof project ever undertaken in the Arab world.[8] The new cultural district is an essential part of Kuwait Vision 2035.

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  1. ^ a b "Kuwait National Cultural District Museums Director" (PDF). 28 August 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 January 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Kuwait National Cultural District".
  3. ^ "Current Members – Global Cultural Districts Network". Global Cultural Districts Network.
  4. ^ Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre New Kuwait.
  5. ^ "UK Trade & Investment" (PDF). UK Trade & Investment. June 2016. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-10-10. Retrieved 2017-08-28.
  6. ^ Adrian Murphy. "BECK – international museum fit-out: breaking the boundaries of what's possible". Museums + Heritage Advisor.
  7. ^ "Kuwait Cultural Centre" (PDF).
  8. ^ "Al Shaheed Park - The Green Belt around Kuwait City".