National Bank of Kuwait Skyscraper

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National Bank of Kuwait Skyscraper

NBK Skyscraper Building in Sharq, financial district – design by Foster + Partners, Architects

page updated 10 Feb 2018

NBK Tower

National Bank of Kuwait Building Photos

Design: Foster + Partners, Architects

Almost complete NBK Tower by Foster + Partners on the left:
Al Hamra Tower Kuwait City Skyscraper and NBK Tower
photo © Alex-Tiberiu Balasa

View of the NBK tower building the from West:
National Bank of Kuwait Skyscraper building and Al Hamra Tower
photograph © Adrian Welch, architect

View from East ; view from North:
National Bank of Kuwait Skyscraper building National Bank of Kuwait City building
photographs © Adrian Welch, architect

25 Feb 2017

National Bank of Kuwait Tower

NBK Building Photos

Design: Foster + Partners, Architects, UK

Location: Sharq, financial district – city centre

NBK Tower photos copyright architect Adrian Welch

National Bank of Kuwait by Foster + Partners (UK) and Al Hamra Tower by SOM (USA):

Al Hamra Firdous Tower and National Bank of Kuwait Al Hamra Firdous Tower and National Bank of Kuwait
photos © Adrian Welch, architect

Located on a prominent site in Kuwait City, the 300-metre-high headquarters tower for the National Bank of Kuwait will have a distinctive presence among the high-rise buildings of Sharq, the city’s growing financial district.

The design combines structural innovation with a highly efficient passive form, shielding the offices from the extremes of Kuwait’s climate, where temperatures average 40 degrees in the summer months.

Al Hamra Firdous Tower and National Bank of Kuwait
photos below © Adrian Welch, architect

In context – Kuwait City skyscraper buildings:

Kuwait City skyscraper buildings

The tower’s cylindrical form opens like a shell to the north to avoid solar gain, while revealing views of the Arabian Gulf. The southern façade is shaded by a series of concrete fins, which extend the full height of the tower to provide structural support.

Kuwait City skyscraper buildings

As well as contributing to the environmental strategy, these ribs help to evoke a sense of place in echoing the form of the dhow sailing boat – a reference to the city’s roots in international trade.

Kuwait City skyscraper buildings

By tapering towards the base, the design maximises floor space in the upper levels and promotes self-shading, as the overhanging floor plates shelter the offices below.

NBK Tower Building by Foster + Partners NBK Tower Building by Foster + Partners
images © Foster + Partners

Utilising both passive and active measures to reduce water and energy consumption, the project targets a LEED Gold rating.

NBK Tower Building by Foster + Partners

NBK Tower Building by Foster + Partners
images © Foster + Partners

The form of the tower is equally driven by the needs of the bank. The spatial arrangement is tailored to the Bank’s organisational structure, while providing the flexibility to anticipate and respond to future change and growth.

NBK Tower Building by Foster + Partners

NBK Tower Building by Foster + Partners
pictures © Foster + Partners

The crescent form maximises cellular office space at the perimeter, and the tower’s sixty floors are punctuated by three double-height sky lobbies, which provide a social focus and meeting facilities for staff.

NBK Tower Building by Foster + Partners

NBK Tower Building by Foster + Partners
images © Foster + Partners

These communal areas are complemented by the chairman’s club with panoramic city views in the dramatic 18-metre-high volume at the tower’s apex.

NBK Tower Building by Foster + Partners

NBK Tower Building by Foster + Partners
images © Foster + Partners

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