Entrant: China State Construction Engineering Corporation
Project owner: Central Bank of Kuwait
EPC contractor: China State Construction Engineering Corporation
Consultants: HOK International and Pace
Architect: HOK International
Key construction partner: Mohammed Abdul Mohsin al-Kharafi & Sons Company
The Central Bank of Kuwaits new state-of-the-art headquarters building has added a new landmark to Kuwait Citys skyline and reflects the countrys significant economic power and contribution to the region.
The project was worth $406m and was undertaken by China State Construction Engineering Corporation.
The design of the building, which was completed by US-headquarterd HOK International, was planned to match the culture of Kuwait and integrated the latest technology and security requirements.
Kuwait Central Bank New Headquarters
The building is located to the west of Gulf Road in Kuwait City, near Seif Palace and Mosque Yaseen, giving it a prominent location.
Covering about 160,000 square metres, the building area consists of a visitor parking lot, an office tower, a banking hall, a staff parking lot and a sheltered area.
The office building comprises a triangular truncated pyramid tower with a height of 240 metres and 47 storeys, including the mezzanine level. The parking lot has been built to accommodate 1,300 cars.
Stone was used in the construction of the southern facade of the building, which will absorb heat during the day, store it and then mitigate the cold at night time. This will add to the buildings sustainability.