Reaching a height of 412 meters, this iconic, award-winning skyscraper is the tallest building in Kuwait. The sculptural office tower anchors a commercial complex comprising offices, a health club, and a high- end shopping mall. Al Hamra was named one of the best inventions of 2011 by TIME magazine.
Architect Name: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Project Address: Al-Shuhada St, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
Completion Year: 2011
Total built area (m2): 195,000 m 2
A desire to maximize views of the Arabian Gulf while minimizing solar heat gain inspired the building’s asymmetrical form, which calls to mind…