The Avenues Phase I and II

Al-Rai, Kuwait

Located along the fifth Ring Road between the Ghazali Expressway and the Mohammed bin Al-Qassim Road, The Avenues brings about a revolution in the way we think about and experience retail.

The project establishes a long pedestrian street intersected by two smaller avenues, navigating what is the largest enclosed mall in Kuwait. Landscaped gardens and fountains punctuate the paths and bring a sense of regality to the location.

The Avenues’ canted plans and angled sections pay homage to desert canyons and natural stone formations, whilst the second and third storey’s streets are covered with undulating waves of structural glass panels and suspended acoustical clouds.

The Avenues has carved a proud face for modern day Kuwait, a statement of intent towards a promising future.

Client: Mabanee Company S.A.K.

 Phase I: 312,982 m² total built-up area, Phase II: 147,563 m² total built-up area

Phase I: 12/2006
, Phase IIA: 05/2008
, Phase IIB: 08/2009

Cost: US$ 596 million (Phase I & II)

Components: Retail complex, Anchor Stores, Hypermarket, Cinema, Children’s Play Centre, Food Facilities, Parking Facilities, Offices & Warehouses

Master planning: Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG)

Mall Design: Norr Consultants International

Main Contractor: Al Ghanim International General Trading and Contracting (AGI)