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Al Hamra Tower

Identification

Al Hamra Tower
239181

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
glass
limestone
curtain wall
deconstructivism

Usages

commercial office
restaurant

Facts

  • The entrance lobby is 20 meters tall. It features a lamella structure that supports the tower above and articulates the space below.
  • The stone south wall is designed to shield the building from the severe desert sun, minimizing solar heat gain.
  • A quarter of each floor plate is carved out of the south side; this is intended to help minimize solar heat gain and maximize views from the office floors.
  • The deep sculpted, angled windows in the south wall offer views across the city and peninsula to the desert.
  • The tower's facades contrast the impression of transparency on the north,east and west sides towards the Gulf (glass) and opacity on the south towards the desert (stone).

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Location

Hilalli Street
Kuwait City
Kuwait

Technical Data

412.00 m
412.00 m
80
2005
2011

Involved Companies

MANNTECH Building Maintenance Systems

Al Jazera Consultants

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
acoustics consultant, developer, elevator consultant, elevator supplier, facade supplier, fire protection engineering, formwork supplier, general contractor, geotechnical engineering, glass supplier, landscape architect, lighting consultant, project management, security system consultant, traffic consultant
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