Hisham A. Alsager Cardiological Hospital / AGi Architects

09:00 - 24 January, 2016
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Conference: Leaders in Architecture MENA

09:36 - 16 December, 2015

Leaders in Architecture MENA is dedicated to developing, celebrating and connecting architects, interior designers and senior decision makers from leading international architectural practices, contractors, developers, government officials, engineers and solution providers. Gathering the most senior industry professionals from across the world, the summit provides a unique opportunity to learn from and get inspired by leaders, luminaries, and legends from within and outside architecture, set future business plans and appreciate breathtaking and daring architecture.

Box House II / Massive Order

22:00 - 1 October, 2015
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Mélange Store / Ahmad Fakhra + Massive Order

02:00 - 20 September, 2015
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Credit One Kuwait Office / AGi Architects

03:00 - 17 September, 2015
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Green Core / AGi architects

02:00 - 6 July, 2015
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Design Team

    Nasser B. Abulhasan, Joaquin Pérez-Goicoechea
  • Collaborators Architects

    Gwenola Kergall, Lucía Sánchez Salmón, Carmen Sagredo Rodríguez, Hanan Alkouh, Aisha Alsager, Awrad Tifooni
  • Area

    2800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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NINO Restaurant / Jassim Alshehab Architects

03:00 - 1 May, 2015
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Edges Apartments / Studio Toggle

20:00 - 2 April, 2015
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Salmiya, Kuwait
  • Design Team

    Gijo Paul George, Hend Almatrouk
  • Area

    25000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Gijo Paul George

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Ali Mohammed T. Al-Ghanim Clinic / AGi architects

03:00 - 23 March, 2015
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Kuwait
  • Design Team

    Nasser B. Abulhasan, Joaquin Pérez-Goicoechea.
  • Architectural Design Team

    Salvador Cejudo, Stefania Rendinelli, Hanan Alkouh, Gwenola Kergall, Bruno Gomes, Ana López Cerrato.
  • Client

    Ministry of Health of Kuwait / Mr. Ali Mohammad Thuniyan Al-Ghanim
  • Area

    6500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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Al Shaheed Park / Ricardo Camacho

23:00 - 15 March, 2015
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Box House I / Massive Order

01:00 - 19 January, 2015
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Street House / Massive Order

01:00 - 14 January, 2015
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AD Classics: Kuwait National Assembly Building / Jørn Utzon

01:00 - 20 November, 2014
Covered plaza. Image © Jeffrey van der Wees
Covered plaza. Image © Jeffrey van der Wees

No single building typology reveals as much about a nation’s political culture as the seat of its government. Parliamentary or palatial structures can tell stories of bureaucratic sprawl, autocratic excess, democratic openness, and anything in between. Kuwait’s National Assembly Building, the home of its popularly elected legislature, is no exception. Much like the nominally-democratic, effectively-oligarchic government it hosts, the building projects conflicting messages of accessibility and regionalist modernity, referencing traditions that don’t necessarily exist in the country and sometimes ending up in direct contradiction with itself. As an emblem of political culture, the building is thus perhaps too accurate in its reading of the Kuwaiti story, yielding a revealing insight into the complex political fabric of the country through its own eclectic bricolage of ideas.

Palmetto ornamentation of the debating chamber. Image © Jeffrey van der Wees Roof detail above the public plaza. Image © Jeffrey van der Wees Interior corridor. Image © Jeffrey van der Wees Section through the assembly hall +16

The Six / fikrr architects

01:00 - 3 March, 2014
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The Fragrance Kitchen / ARCHJS

01:00 - 22 September, 2013
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Kipco Tower / SSH International

01:00 - 2 July, 2013
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General Department of the Information System Competition Entry / AGi Architects + Bonyan Design

01:00 - 4 April, 2013
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AGi Architects, in collaboration with Bonyan Design, recently won the competition to build the General Department of the Information System in Kuwait. Their design is based on three principles: representativeness, security and functionality, turning the complex - with a total gross area of 135,482 sqm - into a strong civil icon representing Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior Affairs. The building design aims for the clear transmission of a conceptual duality it derives from: technology, innovation and transparency on the one hand versus strength, stability and security, which are inherent to the Ministry of Interior Affairs. More images and architects' description after the break.

The Exhibition Hall / OMA

01:00 - 13 February, 2013
Courtesy of OMA
Courtesy of OMA

OMA is designing a new department store concept in Kuwait City. The Exhibition Hall, in the popular 360° Mall, will showcase the creativity of the region alongside international fashion brands through a flexible curated retail space, featuring cultural programs, exhibitions and installations. The project is led by OMA partners Iyad Alsaka and Rem Koolhaas, in partnership with Tamdeen Real Estate Co. 

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Project Architect

    Alessandro De Santis
  • Architects in Charge

    Iyad Alsaka, Rem Koolhaas,
  • Collaborators

    Tamdeen Real Estate Co.
  • Area

    9400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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