Friday, March 13, 2009

209. Kuwait Parliament Building. Kuwait


Dear Ennio,

Jorn Utzon understood the spirit of the place in kuwait
and designed accordingly the new Kuwait Parliament
Building. Because of this, he rejected the idea of create
either a pastiche or a mere copy of western architecture
with some Islamic decoration.
The canvas-like huge structure of the Entrance recalls
nomad camps tents but in an appropriate monumental
scale. Alvaro Siza learned from this building when
designing the Portugal Pavilion for the Expo 1998 of
Lisbon.

Regards.
R