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DALLAH / Associated Architects Partnership

22:00 - 18 March, 2016
DALLAH / Associated Architects Partnership, © Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

© Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado +20

Mélange Store / Ahmad Fakhra + Massive Order

02:00 - 20 September, 2015
Mélange Store / Ahmad Fakhra + Massive Order, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido +16

Green Core / AGi architects

02:00 - 6 July, 2015
Green Core / AGi architects, © Juan Roldán
© Juan Roldán

© Juan Roldán © Juan Roldán © Juan Roldán © Juan Roldán +25

  • 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

Al Shaheed Park / Ricardo Camacho

23:00 - 15 March, 2015
Al Shaheed Park / Ricardo Camacho , © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido +43

AD Classics: Kuwait National Assembly Building / Jørn Utzon

01:00 - 20 November, 2014
AD Classics: Kuwait National Assembly Building / Jørn Utzon, 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 Fragrance Kitchen / ARCHJS

01:00 - 22 September, 2013
The Fragrance Kitchen / ARCHJS, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Al Hamra Tower & Mall, Al-Shuhada Street, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Architect in Charge

    Jassim Al Shehab
  • Area

    60.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Kipco Tower / SSH International

01:00 - 2 July, 2013
Kipco Tower / SSH International, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Developer

    United Real Estate Company
  • Area

    96185.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

The Exhibition Hall / OMA

01:00 - 13 February, 2013
The Exhibition Hall / OMA, 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

    Courtesy of OMA

Courtesy of OMA Courtesy of OMA Courtesy of OMA Courtesy of OMA +10

Motor Sports Complex Museum Proposal / Marc Anton Dahmen | Studio DMTW

07:00 - 12 November, 2012
Courtesy of Marc Anton Dahmen / Studio DMTW
Courtesy of Marc Anton Dahmen / Studio DMTW

The Motor Sports Complex Museum, which is located next to a new race track and a dragster speedway, is another component of the development in Kuwait City. Designed by Marc Anton Dahmen / Studio DMTW, its main function is to be a public showroom for the King‘s private collection of vintage racing cars. Besides the main exhibition hall with approximately 50 cars, it also houses a pit building including a garage for restaurant, a driving school for kids, a small conference center, a cinema and some private VIP spaces. More images and architects’ description after the break.

S Cube Chalet / AGi architects

01:00 - 26 June, 2012
S Cube Chalet / AGi architects, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    The Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Architects

    AGi architects
  • Area

    750.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

MOP House / AGI Architects

01:00 - 28 March, 2012
MOP House / AGI Architects, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Design Team

    Joaquin Pérez-Goicoechea, Nasser B. Abulhasan, Gwenola Kergall, Georg Thesing, Lucía Sánchez Salmón, María Eugenia Díaz, José Ángel del Campo, Daniel Muñoz Medranda, Hanan Alkouh, Nicolás Martín
  • Client

    Private
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Ubon / Rashed Alfoudari

01:00 - 20 December, 2011
Ubon / Rashed Alfoudari, © Unknown photographer
© Unknown photographer

© Unknown photographer © Unknown photographer © Unknown photographer © Unknown photographer +15

Tatami Japanese Restaurant / Jassim AlShehab

01:00 - 27 March, 2011
Tatami Japanese Restaurant / Jassim AlShehab, Courtesy of  jassim alshehab
Courtesy of jassim alshehab

Courtesy of  jassim alshehab Courtesy of  jassim alshehab Courtesy of  jassim alshehab Courtesy of  jassim alshehab +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sharq, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Architects

    Jassim AlShehab
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of jassim alshehab