Presidential Palace in Damascus (The New Shaab Palace)
Tange was involved in the design of the Presidential Palace in Damascus, also referred to as the New Shaab Palace, and the Damascus Public Garden. The design consists of monumental architecture housing the governing political party in the midst of a large landscaped area of terraced gardens. The project is compared in its approach to Tange's design for the Royal Palace in Rabat (Kultermann, Udo, "Syria" in Contemporary Architecture in the Arab States: Renaissance of a Region. McGraw Hill, 1999, pp. 101-102) in that it exudes a feudalistic relation to its context, making little or no attempt to reconcile with the traditional local values.
Kultermann attributes without precision a role to the Syrian architect Mohammad Nofal.
Kultermann, Udo, "Syria" in Contemporary Architecture in the Arab States: Renaissance of a Region. McGraw Hill, 1999, pp. 101-102
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