The rehabilitation of the 1950s National Gallery and the park around it is proposed as a model of collaboration between government departments, NGOs, international funding agencies and private initiatives. The project doubled the available exhibition space through the renovation of the main gallery and the creation of a 1'055-square-metre extension over an existing c. 520-square-metre building. The surrounding park was redesigned not only to provide an outdoor exhibition space for sculpture, but also to serve an educational role. It is a water-conserving public park, the first of its kind in the Middle East.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Ground floor area: 394 m²; combined floor area: 1,575 m²; total site area: 823 m²