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Official Name Arraya Tower
Other Names Arraya Center Office Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Kuwait
City Kuwait City
Street Address & Map East Al-Maqwa
Building Function office
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2001
Construction Start 2005
Completion 2009
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Global Ranking #148 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #32 Tallest in Middle East
National Ranking #2 Tallest in Kuwait
City Ranking #2 Tallest in Kuwait City

Companies Involved

Owner Aspire Zone Foundation
Developer Salhia Real Estate Company
Design Fentress Architects
Architect of Record Pan Arab Consulting Engineers
Structural Engineer
Design Pan Arab Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer
Design Pan Arab Consulting Engineers
Main Contractor Ahmadiah Contracting and Trading Company
Other Consultant
• Wind BMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd.

About Arraya Tower

Arraya Tower reaches new heights for Kuwait. An impetus for revialization of an older rundown residential neighborhood, the Tower joined the Arraya Commerical Complex to become a seed project for the siginificant development of Kuwait City’s new “downtown” business district.

The design sites the building’s orientation with a north-facing glass curtain wall façade, while a concrete sheer wall faces west to deflect solar heat gain on the most susceptible side. The limestone-colored metal cladding reflects the harsh sun. The north facing façade, which is embraced by a community plaza and serves as a pedestrian entrance, floods the space with natural daylight while offering magnificent views to the Kuwait Gulf. The high-performing glass has a low-E, spectrally selective coating with a high shading coefficient that enhances the building’s energy efficiency. The Commercial Complex’s master plan also sites Arraya Tower with optimal pedestrian access in relationship to the hotel, retail complex and parking garage.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper

CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009
Dec 2009 – CTBUH Journal Paper

Research Papers

Tall Building's in Numbers: World's Tallest Offset-Core Buildings
Apr 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue II

Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II

Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009
Dec 2009 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue I

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