Al Tijaria Tower is one of the most outstanding and recognizable landmarks in Kuwait because of its futuristic design – a 37 floor twisted curtain wall tower with a glazed metal crown on top which houses the building maintenance unit. The Tower is located in a busy and vibrant commercial district of Kuwait – Sharq. The building has a plot area of 4,300 square meters, and a total built up area of 63,000 square meters. It is 218 meters high, with 40 floors above ground, and two floors below. The basement1, ground, mezzanine 1 and mezzanine 2 consist of retail shops, while part of mezzanine 2 and the first floor contain a health club with swimming pool. Above that there are 36 office floors (floors 2-37) out of which floors 21 and 37 are mechanical floors. Attached to the tower is a multi-storey building providing parking spaces for 740 vehicles. The tower also includes state of the art systems and services for a total smart building. The roof of the Podium is a landscaped leisure deck and also houses the swimming pool.
KEO were the Construction Managers for this project, and the consultants were Jazera consultants. The project was a single contract turn- key project on a lump sum basis, but several other packages were added including security and access control, façade lighting, a communication and computer network system (smart building) and aviation lights.