Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 26
By Fikret Dolukhanov – Trend:
France’s Wilmotte & Associés will develop a project of the Center for Islamic Civilization in the capital of Uzbekistan, Uzbek media reported referring to the talks with the Uzbek delegation led by Deputy Construction Minister Botir Zakirov in Paris.
According to the information, the construction of the Center will be funded by the well-known Russian billionaire of Uzbek origin, Alisher Usmanov.
The parties discussed the development of the project of the Center, the improvement of the internal design of this architectural ensemble, taking into account historical and aesthetic factors, and noted that the Center will reflect the heritage of great thinkers, famous theologians and scholars of Uzbekistan, whose works have greatly contributed to the development of Islamic culture, science and civilization.
The complex will be built in accordance with international and historical criteria and will include a library, an information and resource center, academic departments, a conference room, office space and other facilities.
Borina Andrieu, the general director of Wilmotte & Associés, noted that the Center for Islamic Civilization is a major and significant international project. Highly appreciating the cultural and architectural heritage, traditions of the Uzbek people, she stressed that Uzbekistan has all the prerequisites for the implementation of such a large-scale project.
Created in 1975 by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, the architectural firm Wilmotte & Associés has offices in 28 countries of the world, including but not limited to France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Brazil, South Korea and other countries. The main areas of its activities are architecture, interior, urban planning, museography and design.
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