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“It is significant not only because of the building’s central place in the political life of Kuwait, or because of its formal qualities and historical value, but also the wealth of ideas captured by the international competition that involved other firms such as Iraq Consult, headed by Iraqi architect Rifat Chadirji.”

Publication: Amin Alsaden. “Amin Alsaden Discusses Kuwait’s Assembly Building.” Al-Dustur Newspaper, interview by Sameh Mohamed (March 18, 2015).


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Image: Amin Alsaden