Area: 18 500 m2
Design Competition in association
value: 17 000 000 $
The proposed design of the ACB
Office Development at KFTZ will be a landmark not only within the Free Trade Zone area, but also within the context of the
architectural scene in the whole of Kuwait.
The site is sandwiched between the street and the sea. While clearing the set
back building lines all around, the buildings have been placed closer to the sea than the street, allowing for a very
generous street side palm tree grove which would make the setting for a traditional "business park".
The project is formed
of 3 blocks providing office accomodations and a fourth block housing the ACB headquarters..
The street side facade has an
urban continuity in sympathy with the traditional image of the old city of Kuwait, while the seaside elevation takes up the
free form of terraces and "U" shaped layouts over-looking the coastline.