The 20-minute documentary will air tomorrow at 8 pm UAE time and will offer viewers a glimpse into the building of Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre in Kuwait.
National Geographic Abu Dhabi has announced that it will premiere a brand-new documentary showcasing the construction of one of the largest museums in the world, the Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre (SAASCC) project in Kuwait. The documentary will premiere tomorrow (September 21) at 8 pm UAE time.
The 20-minute film explores the various features of the colossal project, envisioned as a beacon of art, creative and scientific thinking in Kuwait. Spread over an 18-hectare site, it encompasses six museums – including the Museum of Natural History, Science and Technology, Fine Arts and Theatre, Museum of Islamic History and the Space Museum – all connected by a covered central street forming ASCC’s spine, in the shape of human DNA.
The new National Geographic Abu Dhabi film gives audiences a glimpse into the task of building the Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre, which started in 2016 and involved over 3,000 suppliers working together to deliver the project on time.
The film captures how designers of the museum created a work of architecture that reflects Kuwait’s heritage and culture, combined with audio and visual technologies; taking viewers on a visit to external spaces such as the Public Realm, which houses 22 galleries and over 900 individual exhibits. It also chronicles behind-the-scenes design and installation of over 350 audiovisual display exhibits and other key components, which are integrated through glazed wings.