Project: State Audit Bureau, Kuwait    

The Site:
The site is located in the Shuwaikh area of Kuwait, adjacent to the sites of other prestigious government buildings.

The Brief:
The brief was for high-quality office space, to accommodate a total of 800 personnel who require “state of the art” IT-based Auditing Facilities, a Conference Centre together with Training Facilities, Library, and Cafeteria.

The Concept:
The design consists of three efficiently planned parallel office buildings, each 10 storeys high. These are linked by two atria. Glazed lifts and escalators within the atria give these spaces movement and interest. The ground floor of the atria provides generous circulation and foyer spaces for the conference centre and other common facilities. Internal landscaping is a feature of the design: planting within the atria and in the sky gardens provide pleasant views within the building. On the NW boundary, an imposing entrance is carved into the building form. The SE elevation, is formed by a spectacular curved glazed wall, which permits exciting views into the building.

Client: State Audit Bureau, Kuwait
Gross Area: 33,000m² administration + 22,000m² basement car parking
Construction: 2004-2005

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