New Palace of Justice Kuwait

Changing the dynamics of justice in Kuwait

The Amiri Diwan engaged Pace to rebuild and expand the historic Palace of Justice in Kuwait City, which has stood as a symbol of fairness and integrity for decades. The New Palace of Justice will be the largest judicial building in the Middle East. The project is located in a prime location in Kuwait City on a plot of 34,500sqm area. The new building will have an area of 356,189sqm and with 141 courtrooms and offices spaces over 25 floors (3 basements + 22 floors and 1 technical). In addition, both conventional and automated car parking will provide 2741 parking spaces.

Every feature within the building is considered to reflect and supports its dual-functionality as a space for both citizens and the Government. The exterior design, with its solid Plaza and floating, cantilevered wings, symbolise the Scales of Justice. Between the two wings runs a distinctive Golden Geode, which forms the heart of the building. The Plaza forms the entryway into the entire facility, its open and transparent concourse representing the platform in which the voices of the people are heard.

The external facade covers the facility’s offices. Of the two facades, it is the one that has more functional requirements. To meet the needs of the lawyers, judges and other employees who will work there every day, it has been equipped with a glass frontage composed of different sized windows, based on the specific purposes of the rooms that will be behind those windows, to provide ample natural light. The external facade module was devised to provide optimal window sizes, with a graded depth from South and North, following a Solar Impact Study. A modular bronze detail unifies the entire facade.

Amiri Diwan

34,500sqm plot
356,189sqm BAU


Courtrooms, Offices, Car Parks, Public Space


  • Architectural design
  • HVAC engineering
  • 3D design coordination
  • Civil engineering
  • Construction supervision
  • Design guidelines
  • Electrical engineering
  • Environmental permitting
  • Infrastructure design
  • Landscape architecture
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Roads, highways & bridge design
  • Structural engineering
  • Tendering services
  • Value engineering
  • Interior design
  • Signage & wayfinding.