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 Offices, Shopping mall
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 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

The Al Hamra Tower is a completed skyscraper in Kuwait City, Kuwait.


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, and the nineteenth tallest building in the world at 412.6 m (1,354 ft).[1] 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]



External links[edit]

Media related to Al Hamra Tower at Wikimedia Commons