Arraya Office Tower - Pace - Architecture Engineering + Planning

Arraya Office Tower

Sharq, Kuwait

Set in the heart of Kuwait city Arraya Tower rises a breathtaking 300 m into the sky to become one of the most prominent buildings in Kuwait and to also mark an important milestone in the history of Pace.  A sixty storey glass curtain wall narrows into a telecommunications mast that made it the tallest building in the country upon completion and the first skyscraper in Kuwait.  Innovative use of linear glass and stone, further strengthened by a series of square punctuated windows and a series of angled ribbed like steel structure make this skyscraper an instant icon in the region and has helped to re-define the standard for the surrounding skyline.

Client: Salhiya Real Estate Co. (Kuwait)

Plot area: 1,058 m²

Built up area: 31,934 m²

Completion: September 2009

Cost: US $100 million

Components: Office, Commercial

Associates: Fentress Architects

Contractor: Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading Co.