Pearl Al Marzouq

The Pearl Al Marzouq was built between 1968 and 1971. In recent years it was renovated. Adel Al-Bloushi writes that, “the Pearl Al-Marzouq complex, a modernist beacon built on a privileged site right on the tip of the small Ras-Al-Salmiya peninsula, underwent a facelift that was intended to lift it out of decay—the curse of the aftermath of modernism, it seems—and make it relevant to the contemporary architectural scene.” Nearby is the abandoned Qasser Nasser Al Sabah, which you cannot enter but can see photographs on the blog of Maha Alessa.

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