Headquarters National Bank of Kuwait
Located on a prominent site in Kuwait City, the 300-metre-high headquarters tower for the National Bank of Kuwait will have a distinctive presence among the high-rise buildings of Sharq, the city’s growing financial district. The design (by Foster + Partners) combines structural innovation with a highly efficient passive form, shielding the offices from the extremes of Kuwait's climate, where temperatures average 40 degrees in the summer months.
The tower’s cylindrical form opens like a shell to the north to avoid solar gain, while revealing views of the Arabian Gulf.
More information: http://www.fosterandpartners.com/projects/national-bank-of-kuwait
Kersten Middle East
Kersten has bent approximately 200Tons of primary steel for the main structure of the new National Bank of Kuwait headquarters.
- RHS 400x200x10
- Various beams
Image: Foster and Partners