The palace was designed by French architect Alexandre Marcel and decorated by Georges-Louis Claude. Inspired by the Angkor Wat in Cambodia, it was built between 1907 and 1911, in reinforced concrete. The Palace is located in one of the elite suburbs near the presidential Palace and is founded over a rotating base which rotates the palace to access sun beam in all directions. It is a distinctive work of art of construction. Constructed by Baron empain of Belgium later after the construction of the Suez Canal.