Central Bank of Kuwait
Kuwait City, Kuwait
The Central Bank of Kuwait building will become a new landmark on Kuwait City’s skyline, acting as a symbol of the country’s significant economic power and contribution to the region.
The triangular, truncated pyramid tower is intersected by a podium that contains reception and banking halls, conference facilities, dining and banquet rooms, and a museum.
The two stone walls of the southern, city-facing tower reduce energy consumption by functioning as a heat sink to absorb the harsh Kuwaiti sun during the day and use the stored heat to keep away the cold at night. An all-glass northern elevation protects the interior from solar gain while providing panoramic views across the Arabian Gulf. At night, the top of the building will glow like a beacon and add a significant presence to the Kuwait skyline.
Client: Central Bank of Kuwait
Area: 140,000 m² on 25,872 m² site
Completion: Expected 2014
Components: Reception, Banking Hall, Offices, Conference facilities, Dining & Banquet Rooms, Museum, Auditorium, Car Parking
Associates: HOK International
Contractor: China State Construction Engineering Corporation