The Al Hamra Firdous Tower in Kuwait City

By : Mark V | 25 Jan 2013 10:33 am | Skyscrapers

Just the listing of the awards that this building received will take too long, not to mention the ones that the designers, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, were presented with during their career. Planned to be the tallest building in Kuwait with a height of 412 meters, the Al Hamra Firdous Tower is a wonder of efficiency and beauty.

Linked to a commercial complex that includes offices, a health club, a shopping mall with its own theatres, the tower offers a panoramic view of the Arabian Gulf. Its form apart from its uniqueness also tries to reduce the amount of heat that the building absorbs from solar radiations.

The interior has a sky bridge on each level and the main hall is built to provide a sense of continuity with its annex through lamella structures.

Seeming an abstract sculpture, the elegant design provides an opaque side towards the desert, which is also the main structure of the building, and is completely transparent on the side of the gulf, in order to make the most out of the view that each of the 74 stories has to offer.

[ArchDaily]

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