Posts Tagged ‘Uzbekistan design’
The Palace of International Forums is, well, exactly what it sounds like. The palace is Uzbekistan’s architectural destination for national and international contact, state events, political and cultural gatherings, along with the occasional schmoozing and sipping with world leaders and urban aristocrats.
The creatives at Ippolito Fleitz Group headed up the design of this massive international project which held an astonishing list of more than 500 architects, designers, and project managers. The team united together to give the interiors a contemporary form, while incorporating elements from traditional Uzbek architecture.
Exclusive materials and elements were gathered from around the world to dress the palace. The walls are covered in mother of pearl, stucco work, and more than 1300 running meters of Swarovski wallpaper. The ebony parquet flooring stands out because it is enhanced with over 32 tons of Carrara Arabescado and Sivic Marble. The ceiling make a visual statement with traditional geometrical Uzbek patterns on a large scale, and Swarovski crystals seem to dance above you in every space with either lighting or decor.
Ippolito took the enormous ceiling and window heights and mixed it with low furniture to create a sense of overwhelming scale for it’s visitors, giving them a feeling of grandness and luxury. The classically classic color pallet of black, white, and gold also add to the luxurious feeling of the Palace. There is a distinctive reason that this building sits in the very center of Uzbekistan’s capital, it is because this is the country’s most important representative building and Ippolito did an impressive job of making sure the space lived up to it’s name.