Building Project of the Year: Kuwait Central Bank New Headquarters Project Package 2

22 June 2016

The importance of the project is best illustrated by the fact that an image of the building appears on Kuwait’s new five-dinar note

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 Kuwait’s new state-of-the-art headquarters building has added a new landmark to Kuwait City’s skyline and reflects the country’s 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

Kuwait Central Bank New Headquarters

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 building’s sustainability.

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