SABAH AL AHMAD INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTER

Kuwait

In addition to creating an iconic, 38 storey tower consisting primarily of high end offices, KEO was given the task of achieving a LEED Gold rating under the core and shell rating system from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). In addition to meeting or exceeding a series of green requirements, the tower employs a series of wind turbines and PV panels to provide a renewable source of energy. The sculptured shape of the tower induces wind at the top of the building and wind turbines are specially positioned to generate power for the building.

KEO designed all major interior spaces. The overall look of a formal, contemporary and sophisticated corporate interior is developed with the intention to present each building component of SAIF with its own individual identity. In line with the sustainability design philosophy adopted by the architecture, interior finishes have been selected with a sensitivity to ‘green issues’, like the use of wood species from renewable forests, while other finish material manufacturers represented are engaged in programs of environmental protection. Transparency with a neutral color palette is used as a general theme in the interiors.