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National Bank of Kuwait Headquarters Building Project
This tower will be located in the Sharq area of Kuwait city. the 300-metre-high headquarters tower for the National Bank of Kuwait will have a distinctive presence among the high-rise buildings of Sharq, the citys growing financial district. The design combines structural innovation with a highly efficient passive form, shielding the offices from the extremes of Kuwait's climate, where temperatures average 40 degrees in the summer months. The towers cylindrical form opens like a shell to the north to avoid solar gain, while revealing views of the Arabian Gulf. The southern façade is shaded by a series of concrete fins, which extend the full height of the tower to provide structural support Works have already commenced and will take six months to complete. Thereafter, the main construction package is expected to be tendered.