Kuwait City Facts

150m+ Buildings 13 Completed3 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 2 Completed1 Under Constr.
Tallest Building Al Hamra Tower (413 m)
Global Ranking #65 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #4 in Middle East by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #1 in Kuwait by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Dar Al Awadi (2005)
Average Building Age 7 years
Most Common Function Office, 88%
Most Common Material Concrete, 77%

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings.

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   Al Hamra Tower 2011 413 m
2   Arraya Tower 2009 300 m
3   NBK Tower 2018 300 m
4   Kipco Tower 2011 240 m
5   Crystal Tower 2014 240 m
6   Central Bank of Kuwait 2016 240 m
7   Kuwait Investment Authority Headquarters 2017 220 m
8   Al Tijaria Tower 2009 218 m
9   Burj Alshaya 2017 205 m
10   Abdul Aziz Al Babtain Cultural WAQF 2010 189 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.

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CTBUH Initiatives

Twisting Tall Buildings
18 Aug 2016 – CTBUH Research

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper

CTBUH India: High-rise Building Technology
14 Jan 2012 – Event Report

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to Kuwait City

Twisting Tall Buildings
18 Aug 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH has released a study that looks at the recent proliferation of twisting towers creating a new generation of iconic buildings throughout the world.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
CTBUH India: High-rise Building Technology
14 Jan 2012, New Delhi – Event Report
CTBUH Chairman Timothy Johnson, of NBBJ, and CTBUH Advisory Group Member Ahmad Abdelrazaq, of Samsung, recently spoke at a CTBUH seminar on building technology.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
The annual story is becoming a familiar one: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now 2011 have each sequentially broke the record for the most 200 meter or higher buildings completed in a given year. Once…
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009
Dec 2009 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Trump International Hotel & Tower named tallest building completed in 2009; Successful year for the American high-rise. Over half of all buildings 200m or taller completed in the past twelve months…
1992 Kuwait Conference: Rehabilitation of Damaged Buildings
13-15 Apr 1992, Kuwait City – Conference
The 1992 International Conference was held in Kuwait on the Rehabilitation of Damaged Buildings: Sick Building Sydrome.

Videos

Best Tall Building Featured Finalist: Al Hamra Tower: The Sculpted Tower
18 Oct 2012 – Mark Sarkisian & Aybars Asci, SOM

Interview: Al Hamra Tower
18 Oct 2012 – Mark Sarkisian & Aybars Asci, SOM

Al Hamra Firdous Tower
Oct 2011 – Aybars Asci & Mark Sarkisian, SOM

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Videos Related to Kuwait City

Best Tall Building Featured Finalist: Al Hamra Tower: The Sculpted Tower
18 Oct 2012 – CTBUH "11th Annual Awards"; Mark Sarkisian & Aybars Asci, SOM
The Al Hamra Firdous Tower was intended to stand as an icon to symbolize national pride, while also providing highly leasable office space. To successfully create the…
Interview: Al Hamra Tower
18 Oct 2012 – 2012 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Mark Sarkisian & Aybars Asci, SOM
As one of the Featured Finalists invited to present at the 2012 Awards Symposium, Al Hamra Tower provided a diverse array of topics for designers Aybars Asci and Mark…
Al Hamra Firdous Tower
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Aybars Asci & Mark Sarkisian, SOM
Aybars Asci specializes in the design implementation of complex commercial and institutional projects. He presents on the Al Hamra Firdous Tower.
Ecoskyscrapers and Ecomimesis: New Tall Building Typologies
Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Ken Yeang, Llewelyn Davies Yeang
Ken Yeang, Llewelyn Davies Yeang, discussed the design process of an ecoskyscraper at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. The design involves configuring the built…

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Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I

The Al Hamra Firdous Tower
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference

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Papers Related to Kuwait City

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Nathaniel Hollister & Antony Wood, CTBUH
The annual story is becoming a familiar one: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now 2011 have each sequentially broke the record for the most 200 meter or higher buildings…
The Al Hamra Firdous Tower
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Aybars Asci & Mark Sarkisian, SOM
Al Hamra Firdous Tower, rising 412 meters and scheduled for completion in fall 2011, will be the tallest structure in Kuwait. A new landmark, this supertall expresses a…
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009
Dec 2009 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue I; CTBUH Research
Trump International Hotel & Tower named tallest building completed in 2009; Successful year for the American high-rise. Over half of all buildings 200m or taller…
Sculpted High-rise The Al Hamra Tower
Nov 2007 – Structural Engineers World Congress 2007; Mark Sarkisian, Neville Mathias, Aaron Mazeika & et al, SOM
At 412m tall on completion, the Al Hamra Tower is set to be amongst the tallest buildings in the world. Setting it apart from other super high-rise buildings is its…
Sustainable Design: Daylighting Study of Kuwait Autism Center
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 New York Conference; Abdullah Al-Mohaisen & Omar Khattab, Kuwait University
This paper discusses a case study of the architectural design of Kuwait Autism Centre that adopted, as a major design definer, the provision of adequately lit educational…
In Search for a Local Image in the Arab City: The Case of Kuwait City
Feb 2001 – CTBUH 2001 6th World Congress, Melbourne; Omar Khattab, Kuwait University
In its earlier attempts to catch up with western modernity and civilisation, the Arab City has lost, whether intentionally or unintentionally, its local image. Since this…

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