Entrant: Pace

Project owner: Kuwait Public Authority for Minor Affairs

EPC contractor: Associated Construction Company

Consultant: Pace

Architect: Pace

Project management: Pace

Financier: Government

 

Completed in 2015, the new 59,000-square-metre Public Authority for Minor Affairs (PAMA) building was commissioned by the government to facilitate and improve the processing of complex issues concerning children.

Standing at 136 metres high, the 25-storey building comprises offices, a conference hall, a cafeteria and car parking. Pace provided full architectural, interior design and engineering services for both the design and site supervision stages of the project. This was to ensure the building was planned, managed and delivered effectively and efficiently.

 Headquarters building for Kuwait Public Authority for Minor Affairs

Headquarters building for Kuwait Public Authority for Minor Affairs

Headquarters building for Kuwait Public Authority for Minor Affairs

Pace’s position as a leading local architectural and engineering firm allowed it to oversee the project and to be proactive in communicating with the client in order to manage timescales and budget, and ensure a high-quality delivery.

Pace’s architectural design opens up the ground floor plan to link the various building masses, and at the same time highlight a sense of community and transparency by creating a new city square within the atrium of the building.

The city square effect means both visitors and staff benefit from the natural daylight that floods into the space between the two staggered towers internally, while at night the building is floodlit to bring a distinct form to the city’s skyline.