Baitak Tower

Kuwait City, Kuwait

As one of the first tall towers in city, the thirty-three storey Baitak Tower was a pioneer in the architectural language of Kuwait.  The building is defined by two stone towers either side of a central sweeping glazed façade that runs up from the ground floor and appears to go beyond the building envelope, providing generous views across the city and the gulf.  Taking inspiration from the natural environment Pace selected a sand coloured stone cladding, contrasted by dark reflective glazing that ensures the building fits naturally into the architectural landscape.

Client: Kuwait Finance House

Area: 29,485 m² on 3,655 m² site

Completion: March 2008

Cost: US$ 54.5 million

Components: Commercial Offices, Retail & Car Parking

Associates: Fentress Architects