KIA Headquarters, Kuwait

KEO’s winning design entry for the prestigious Kuwait Investment Authority headquarters project will reach significant construction completion in 2018.

This KEO design creates an iconic 230-meter tower raised on a 6-storey podium structure which houses all public facilities, including an auditorium which goes through the base of the tower. The podium’s structured inspiration is drawn from the traditional form of the dhow, which represents Kuwait’s past heritage, while the tower symbolizes its soaring global presence into the future.

The tower consists of 48 floors which are stacked in four office courtyard atriums of eight floors each, and one 6-storey executive office courtyard. Each of these 8-storey atriums offers a 2-storey atrium facing the east, a 2-storey atrium facing north, and a 2-storey atrium facing the west.