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Foster + Partners unveils new National Bank of Kuwait HQ

by Sion Geschwindt
Foster + Partners unveils National Bank of Kuwait HQ

Work has been completed on Foster + Partners’ 300m-tall tower for the National Bank of Kuwait.

The building in Kuwait City’s Sharq financial district, will bring all of the bank’s corporate employees together under one roof.

Foster + Partners unveils National Bank of Kuwait HQ

The skyscraper’s façade contains a series of concrete fins to provide structural support and shading. More solar protection is given by floorplates that taper towards the base, providing an overhang from those above.

Foster + Partners unveils National Bank of Kuwait HQ

The 63-storey structure contains an 18m-high entrance lobby, a double-height restaurant on the 18th floor, a gym on the 19th, a ballroom and auditorium on the 38th level, and a triple height boardroom on level 48.

Foster + Partners unveils National Bank of Kuwait HQ

Stefan Behling, Foster + Partners’ head of studio, said: “The headquarters for the National Bank of Kuwait represents the coming together of an innovative environmental strategy and a diverse programme as a distinctive landmark that stands out on the Kuwaiti skyline.

“The building incorporates a sustainable, functional, and iconic design that signifies NBK’s unique presence and identity in the city.”

Image credits: Foster + Partners


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