In Ashgabat in three years, starting in 2008, the famous French company erected a palace complex Oguzkhan. It is located next to the Palace of Turkmenbashi, the residence of President Saparmurat Niyazov.
According to the plan, the height and monumentality of the building was to exceed the adjacent objects. Imagine how much area the ensemble occupies, as it is very hard to outmatch the 45-meter three-storey building with a total area of 16,500 square meters. But the French have coped. However, it cost not less than 250 million dollars, without taking into account the decor and furnishings.
White marble and gilt are the main elements of external decoration. At the entrance to the palace Oguzkhan gold on lampposts, fences and gates, and, of course, on three large domes catches the eye. The facade is decorated with carved arched decorations in a national style.
The main function of the palace is holding summits and negotiations. The main hall is located under the gilded dome of where political representatives from different countries are greeted. The talks with the presidents or prime ministers are held in the «Golden Hall». The hall named after a national hero, «Gorkut ata”, is suitable for large delegations. The signing of intergovernmental or bilateral agreements takes place in the hall «Selcuk Khan.»
Mass media and journalists of accredited international agencies get together in the hall under the name of «Bayram Khan». Summits and meetings are held in the hall «Makhtumkuli».