Kipco Tower Kuwait City Skyscraper, Architecture, Image, Design, Architect, Height, Picture
Kipco Tower Kuwait City
Curtain Walled Skyscraper Building – design by KEO IC ; KPF, Architects
26 Feb 2017
Kipco Tower Kuwait Skyscraper
Kipco Tower Building Photos
Design: KEO International Consultants ; Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)
Location: Hilalli Street, Sharq – city centre
The fourth tallest building in Kuwait City at time of writing, February 2017.
The building is notable by its sleek form that billows out. Also the curtain wall facade is subtley peppered with primary coloured panels.
Photos copyright architect Adrian Welch
Date built: 2005-11
Height: 240 m
Also known as the United Tower
• Design: KEO International Consultants ; Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)
• WSP Cantor Seinuk
To put the 240m height into local context the highest tower (currently) in the city is Al Hamra Tower at 412 m, followed by Arraya Center Office Tower at 300 m and the Crystal Tower at 250 m.
More broadly, the Tallest Building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, is 828 m high, followed by the graceful curvaceous Shanghai Towerat 632 m.
Building Function: residential / office
Structural Material: concrete
KIPCO Tower is located in the financial district of Sharq, neighboring Al-Shaheed Tower and City Tower, and has come to be known as one of the most innovative and industrially distinguished structures in Kuwait, according to the architects KEO.
The tower is a mixed-use project comprised of office space, residential apartments and commercial and retail space. This project, a major addition to the skyline of Kuwait, consists of three main elements The first of these is a striking, 60 storey, mixed use office and residential tower, dominating a major intersection in the city. The second element is a five storey podium which houses a shopping mall, plus a two and a half level basement, accommodating both services and car parking. The third element consists of the 7 floor, main car park – two levels of which are below ground.
A central plant for the entire project is provided at basement and podium levels. Provision exists to enable the services for the retail areas to be metered independently from those of the tower, to allow separate operation of the mall should this be required. The work within the site included both hard and soft landscaping of the areas between the podium and the street. KEO provided Design Reviews, Project and Construction Management Services.
Kipco Tower Kuwait Skyscraper Architect : KEO International Consultants
Address: Hilalli Street
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