The Central Bank of Kuwait New Headquarters Building

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Height: Architectural 238.5 m / 782 ft
Height: Occupied 224.5 m / 737 ft
Height: To Tip 238.5 m / 782 ft
Floors Above Ground 41
Floors Below Ground 3
# of Elevators 38
Top Elevator Speed 8 m/s
Tower GFA 52,472 m² / 564,804 ft²
Development GFA 73,492 m² / 791,061 ft²
# of Parking Spaces 1,000


Official Name The Central Bank of Kuwait New Headquarters Building
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Kuwait
City Kuwait City
Street Address & Map Abu Obaida Bin Al Jarrah Street
Postal Code 13006
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Filled Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Construction Start 2008
Completion 2016
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Regional Ranking #96 Tallest in Middle East
National Ranking #6 Tallest in Kuwait
City Ranking #6 Tallest in Kuwait City

Companies Involved

Owner The Central Bank of Kuwait
Design HOK, Inc.
Architect of Record Pan Arab Consulting Engineers
Structural Engineer
Design Hyder Consulting
MEP Engineer
Design Pan Arab Consulting Engineers; Roberts & Partners
Project Manager DMJM; EllisDon Construction Services Inc.; PMC; Projacs International
Main Contractor China State Construction Engineering Corporation; M.A. Kharafi and Sons Construction Company
Other Consultant
Façade Priedemann Facade Experts
• Interiors HOK, Inc.
• Lighting Pokorny Lighting
• Security TPS
• Wind BMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd.
Material Supplier
• Aluminium Schüco
• Ceiling SAS Ceilings
• Cladding Schüco
• Concrete British Kuwaiti Concrete Company
• Crane Potain
• Electrical Kharafi National Co.
• Elevator Hitachi, Ltd.
• Façade Maintenance Equipment Secalt S.A.
• Fire Proofing Hilti AG
• Flooring Interface
• Hardware Consort
• HVAC Kharafi National Co.
• Interior Partition Faram AS
• Paint/Coating KPC Paints; Leigh Paints
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation; Hilti AG

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH 2019 Award of Excellence Winners Announced
5 Dec 2018 – Awards Event

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper

Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I

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