Ashgabat - 2011
Located in the south-west of Ashgabat, the Wedding Palace is a monumental building, the first five floors of which have been built in the shape of a Turkmen star upon which sit the remaining five floors, in a spherical structure, 32 meters in diameter, surrounded by five further Turkmen stars. The surfaces of this glass sphere, which was designed to represent the world, feature remarkable maps of Turkmenistan made from titanium.
The building has a total of 11 floors, including the car parking level. Two of these floors are mechanical floors and five floors for public use. On the ground floor of the building there are two wedding halls, each with a 500-person capacity, and another wedding hall with a 1,000-person capacity, a hotel with 22 rooms including 10 suites, and a shopping center. The first floor has four wedding halls with a 100-person capacity, six wedding halls with a 150-person capacity, bridal chamber, waiting rooms, two cafeterias and a foyer. The second floor hosts six dining halls each with a capacity for 100 people and one dining hall with a capacity for 200. The register office is located on the third floor, while the fourth floor is reserved for other offices.
The sphere, the most glorious section of the building, has a foyer on the first floor, a bridal chamber on the second floor, as well as the register office, marriage office and wedding hall, known as the Baht Pavilion. The periphery of the complex features cascading waterfall fountains and decorative plants.
Wedding Palace (Baht Pavilion) project was awarded the “Five Star” award in the Public Architecture category in the 2012 European Property Awards.