Wedding Palace (Bagt Kosgi)
Ashgabat – 2011
The Bagt Kosgi is a fine example of monumental architecture with worldwide recognition which also plays a precious role in modern Turkmen life and culture. It is a complex for wedding ceremonies with a colossal glass globe, surrounded by Turkmen stars, sitting on top of the building which can be seen from kilometers away. Given its architectural features and the function it plays, the Wedding Palace is an exquisite reference to the meeting of Turkmen culture with the world.
Located in the southwestern part of Ashgabat, the Wedding Ceremonies Complex is a monumental building, first five floors of which have the shape of a rotating Turkmen star and the remaining five floors are in the form of a sphere resting on this Turkmen star and surrounded by five other Turkmen stars. There are remarkable maps of Turkmenistan made of titanium on both surfaces of the glass sphere which represents the world with a diameter of 32 meters.
The building with 11 floors is surrounded by cascading waterfall fountains and decorative plants. Besides wedding and marriage ceremony halls, the building includes also several other units such as a hotel, a shopping center, bride rooms, waiting rooms, cafeterias and foyer spaces.
The Wedding Ceremonies Complex (Bagt Kosgi) project was awarded the “Five Star” award in the Public Architecture category in European Property Awards 2012.