NBK Tower

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Height: Architectural 300 m / 984 ft
Height: Occupied 279.8 m / 918 ft
Height: To Tip 300 m / 984 ft
Floors Above Ground 61
Floors Below Ground 3
# of Elevators 33
Top Elevator Speed 7 m/s
Tower GFA 130,000 m² / 1,399,308 ft²


Official Name NBK Tower
Other Names NBK New Headquarters Building, National Bank of Kuwait Headquarters
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Kuwait
City Kuwait City
Street Address & Map Al Shuhada Street
Postal Code 13001
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Filled Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Energy Label Targeting LEED Gold
Construction Start 2013
Completion 2019
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Global Ranking #177 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #34 Tallest in Middle East
National Ranking #2 Tallest in Kuwait
City Ranking #2 Tallest in Kuwait City

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer National Bank of Kuwait
Design Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer
Design BuroHappold Engineering
MEP Engineer
Design BuroHappold Engineering
Other Consultant
• Acoustics BuroHappold Engineering
• Certifier SVI Consulting
Façade BuroHappold Engineering
• Geotechnical BuroHappold Engineering
• Sustainability BuroHappold Engineering
• Wind BMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd.
Material Supplier
• Cladding Jangho Group Co., Ltd.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2019
12 Dec 2019 – CTBUH Research

Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2019
12 Dec 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2020 Issue I

Highest Special-Purpose Spaces
29 Jul 2019 – CTBUH Journal Issue III

Interconnectivity of Design and Construction for Complex Towers in Relation to Movement Issues
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City

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