LewandowskaArchitect PLLC

Modern, Multi-Use Building Complex Animated by a Curved and Sloped Upward Glass Facade

AL SHARQ, Kuwait City, Kuwait

A distinct design scheme was developed for this multi use building complex for Al Sharq section of Kuwait city. It included four story retail base with glass enclosed entry lobby, office tower, residential tower and multi level parking for 700 cars. Commercial spaces in the First Basement and Ground Floor includes automobile showroom while Mezzanine Floor accommodates five movie theater complex, all in addition to rentable retail space....Read More

Office tower consists of rental office space including public bathrooms and kitchenettes. Residential tower consists of apartments minimum 150 square meters each with two bedroom or three bedroom layout. Residential tower entry is separated from the mall to provide privacy. Podium roof is featured with a landscaped garden, which can be used by both residence and office towers.

The atrium is enclosed from the front side by a full-height glass wall that extends the space toward a plaza, which is facing Hilalli Street. The mullion-less, curved and sloped upward glass is supported by a tension cable structure. A series of skylights and water animates retail base. Both towers are 20 story high, which meets local zoning requirements.