Entrant: Mabanee Company
Project owner: Mabanee Company
Project contractor: Alghanim International General Trading & Contracting
Engineering consultant: Pan Arab Consulting Engineers
Architects: NORR (Phases 1 and 2), Gensler (Phase 3)
Description: The Avenues is Mabanee’s most prestigious development to date, and is one of the largest shopping and leisure destinations in the world, with more than 800 retail stores. Kuwait’s emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah, officially launched the first phase of The Avenues in 2007, and this was followed by the launch of phase 2 in 2008. The expansion to the mall was inaugurated in 2012.
The Avenues is spread over seven districts. The first two – 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue – are designed to reflect the natural appearance of the Arabian desert, while the new districts – Prestige, Grand Avenue, The Mall, SoKu, and The Souk – are inspired by some of the oldest cities in the world.
The materials used to craft the interiors were carefully selected to reflect aesthetic value and quality. The continued development of The Avenues is aimed at elevating the shopping experience in Kuwait to an outstanding level and will establish new benchmarks and standards throughout the industry.