Al Hamra Tower

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Al Hamra Tower
Burj Alhamra
Alhamra Tower.jpg
Al Hamra Tower
Former names Al Hamra Firduos Tower
Record height
Tallest in Kuwait since 2011[I]
Preceded by Arraya Tower
General information
Status Complete
Type Building
Architectural style Sculpted
Address 13085 Jaber Al-Mubarak Street
Town or city Kuwait City
Country Kuwait
Elevation 39ft
Construction started 2005
Completed 2011
Inaugurated 2011
Cost $500 million
Owner Al Hamra Real Estate Co.
Height
Height 412.6 m (1,354 ft)
Architectural 412.6 m (1,354 ft)
Tip 412.6 m (1,354 ft)
Roof 368 m (1,207 ft)
Top floor 80
Technical details
Material Concrete
Floor count 80
Lifts/elevators 43
Design and construction
Structural engineer Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Main contractor Ahmadiah Contracting and Trading Company
Awards and prizes 2012 Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa Finalist
Website
http://www.alhamra.com.kw/
References
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The Al Hamra Tower is a completed skyscraper in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

Profile[edit]

The construction of the skyscraper started in 2005.[1] It was completed in 2011.[1] Designed by architectural firms Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and Callison, it is the tallest building in Kuwait at 412.6 m (1,354 ft).[1] It is also the tallest sculpted tower in the world. Turner Construction was in charge of the tower's construction.

The tower was included in the list of the best inventions of 2011 by TIME magazine.[2]

Project Awards[edit]

  • 2010: Cityscape • Commercial / Mixed Use Built[3]
  • 2008: Chicago Athenaeum - American Architecture Award[4]
  • 2008: Chicago Athenaeum - International Architecture Award for best new global design[5]
  • 2008: MIPIM/Architectural Review - MIPIM Future Project Award: Overall[6]
  • 2008: MIPIM/Architectural Review - MIPIM Future Project Award: Tall Buildings[6]
  • 2007: Miami Architectural Bienal - Bronze Unbuilt Project[7]

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External links[edit]

Media related to Al Hamra Tower at Wikimedia Commons