Al Hamra Tower

Coordinates: 29°22′44″N 47°59′36″E / 29.3790°N 47.9932°E / 29.3790; 47.9932
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Al Hamra Tower
Burj Alhamra
Al Hamra Tower.jpg
Al Hamra Tower is located in Kuwait
Al Hamra Tower
Location within Kuwait
Former namesAl Hamra Firduos Tower
Record height
Tallest in Kuwait since 2011[I]
Preceded byArraya Tower
General information
TypeOffices, shopping mall
Architectural styleSculpted
Address13085 Jaber Al-Mubarak Street
Town or cityKuwait City
Coordinates29°22′44″N 47°59′36″E / 29.3790°N 47.9932°E / 29.3790; 47.9932
Elevation12 m (39 ft)
Construction started2005
Cost$500 million
OwnerAl Hamra Real Estate Co.
Architectural414 m (1,358 ft)
Tip414 m (1,358 ft)
Roof368 m (1,207 ft)
Top floor83
Technical details
Floor count83
Floor area290,000 m2 (3,100,000 sq ft)[1]
Design and construction
Architect(s)Gary Paul Haney Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Architecture firmAl Jazera Consultants, Kuwait
Structural engineerSkidmore Owings & Merrill
Services engineerBMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd.
Main contractorAhmadiah Contracting and Trading Company
Awards and prizes2012 Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa Finalist

The Al Hamra Firduos Tower is a skyscraper in Kuwait City, Kuwait. It is the tallest building in Kuwait. Construction of the skyscraper started in 2005.[2] It was completed in 2011.[2] Designed by architectural firms Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Ramshir and Callison, it is the tallest curved concrete skyscraper in the world, and the thirty-sixth tallest building in the world at 414 m (1,358 ft).[2]


The building utilizes wrapped glass on the east, north, and west both for aesthetics and to reduce the amount of reflective surface area on the south facade, which also features brushed Jura limestone. Flared walls reaching from the southwest and southeast corners of the core span the entire height of the tower, and there is a column-free 24-meter-tall lobby[3][4]

The landscape was designed by Francis Landscapes.[5]

The tower was included in the list of the best inventions of 2011 by Time magazine.[6]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Al Hamra Tower, Kuwait City – Verdict Designbuild". Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  2. ^ a b c "Al Hamra Tower – The Skyscraper Center".
  3. ^ "Al Hamra Firdous Tower, Kuwait City". Archived from the original on 2018-08-31. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  4. ^ "AIA New York Chapter : 2013 Design Awards Winners". Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  5. ^ "Francis Landscapes".
  6. ^ "Al Hamra Tower". SOM. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  7. ^ GmbH, Emporis. "Emporis Skyscraper Award 2011 - Emporis Skyscraper Award - Emporis". Archived from the original on January 16, 2013.
  8. ^ "Al Hamra Tower, Kuwait City".
  9. ^ "2008 American Architecture Award (The Chicago Athenaeum)". Archived from the original on 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  10. ^ "2008 International Architecture Awards (The Chicago Athenaeum)". Archived from the original on 2013-04-17. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  11. ^ a b "Protek - The Intelligent Underfloor Air Conditioning System".
  12. ^ "Infos at". Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-01-28.

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