Kuwait City, Kuwait
As one of the first tall towers in city, the thirty-three storey Baitak Tower was a pioneer in the architectural language of Kuwait. The building is defined by two stone towers either side of a central sweeping glazed façade that runs up from the ground floor and appears to go beyond the building envelope, providing generous views across the city and the gulf. Taking inspiration from the natural environment Pace selected a sand coloured stone cladding, contrasted by dark reflective glazing that ensures the building fits naturally into the architectural landscape.
Client: Kuwait Finance House
Area: 29,485 m² on 3,655 m² site
Completion: March 2008
Cost: US$ 54.5 million
Components: Commercial Offices, Retail & Car Parking
Associates: Fentress Architects