Al Hamra Tower

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Al Hamra Tower
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Al Hamra Tower
General information
Status Complete
Type Tower
Location Kuwait City, Kuwait
Coordinates 29°22′43″N 47°59′34″E / 29.37861°N 47.99278°E / 29.37861; 47.99278Coordinates: 29°22′43″N 47°59′34″E / 29.37861°N 47.99278°E / 29.37861; 47.99278
Construction started 2004
Completed 2011
Opening 11-11-2011
Cost $ 500 Million
Owner Ajial Real Estate
Architectural 412.6 m (1,354 ft)[1]
Top floor 368 m (1,207 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count 77[1]
Floor area 195,000 m2 (2,098,963 sq ft)[1]
Lifts/elevators HITACHI (EL x 39, ES x 8)
Design and construction
Architect Skidmore, Owings and Merrill[1]
Developer Al Hamra Real Estate[1]
Structural engineer Skidmore, Owings and Merrill[1]
Main contractor Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading Co.

The Al Hamra Tower is a topped out skyscraper in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Designed by architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the tower is the tallest building in Kuwait on completion in 2011 at 412.6 m (1,354 ft).[1] It is the tallest sculpted tower in the world. Turner Construction was in charge of the tower's construction.

Project Awards[edit]

  • 2010: Cityscape • Commercial / Mixed Use Built[2]
  • 2008: Chicago Athenaeum - American Architecture Award[3]
  • 2008: Chicago Athenaeum - International Architecture Award for best new global design[4]
  • 2008: MIPIM/Architectural Review - MIPIM Future Project Award: Overall[5]
  • 2008: MIPIM/Architectural Review - MIPIM Future Project Award: Tall Buildings[5]
  • 2007: Miami Architectural Bienal - Bronze Unbuilt Project[6]



External links[edit]

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