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The Moroccan Decor of the
Pre-function Hall

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Click here to view the Pre-function Hall from another angle.

The ground-floor Pre-function Hall displays Moroccan design from the refined detail of the gypsum ceiling to the zellige mosaics adorning each wall and a fountain (barely visible behind the ramp in the image above). The marble pillars are inlaid with Moroccan tiles. A Moroccan carpet covers the center of the floor. Even the small brass table surrounded by four chairs boasts an intricately designed base. Hand-painted door from Morocco lead from Pre-function Room. And every ornament, every stitch here has been executed by hand.

The dark lines isolating individual gypsum cupolas of the ceiling so that they appear to float (seen above), actually act as supply and return vents for the air conditioning.  Here again aesthetics and function combine in this remarkable structure.

A marble ramp leads up to the next story.

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Exterior Entrance Library Pre-function Hall
Conference Tunisian Room Damascene Room Atrium Prayer Room Mamluk Room
Meeting Room Bridge Reception Offices Crafts


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