Foster + Partners designed the new National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) tower to be environmentally friendly, Gold LEED certified. The tower will be 300 meters high, the gross area is 120,000 sq.m. I was able to obtain the updated renderings of this tower located in the Sharq area in Kuwait.

Foster + Partners’ tower design is based on a pearl and shell, which is articulated through the use of vertical fins implanted all the way through the facades.

The tower will offer a sweeping view of the coastline around Kuwait City and of other major landmarks including Liberation Tower, and the nearby Al Hamra and Kuwait towers.

  • 62 is the number of floors that will make up the completed tower
  • 7000m2 is the size of the ice room that will support the building's AC system
  • 60-65 is the approximate number of ice tanks that will be in the finished ice room

Project team:

  • Client: National Bank of Kuwait
  • Design Architects: Foster & Partners
  • Design Engineers: Buro Happold
  • Local Design Consultant: SSH International
  • Project Managers: Projacs International
  • Main Contractor: Ahmadiah Contracting and Trading Co.


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