KEO do KIA for Kuwait

Sian
Thursday 05 Nov 2009

KEO’s KIA Headquarters Buildings looks to traditional culture rather than modern trends in Kuwait

The objective of the 76,300 sq m proposal was to design a state of the art headquarters building for the Kuwait Investment Authority which is functional, flexible, a pleasant working environment and an environmentally sustainable design.

The KEO design philosophy for the Kuwait Investment Authority Headquarters Building is based on traditional Islamic Architectural Principles and Ideas which must be celebrated when designing a building of this magnitude in Kuwait. Architect Raj Patel believes that there has been a recent influx of development in Kuwait which has a predominately western-style which has spread throughout the region. These buildings are beginning to demonstrate that they clearly belong to a culture and environment other than that which is found in the Middle East and the design of this project should reflect and celebrate the importance of tradition in terms of architectural and cultural values to Kuwait.

Want to submit your project to World Architecture News?

Contact The Team
Jobs
  • Town Planning Manager | Housebuilder in Surrey | 3+ years' PQE

    Are you a Town Planner with some commercial experience under your belt (consultancy or developer)? Would you like to work for a regional housebuild...
    • Lewis Davey
    • Surrey - near M25/M23 junction
  • Principal Planning Consultant (Policy)

    This is a career opportunity for somebody looking to play a key role in the delivery of an effective and efficient planning policy service.
    • Capita
    • Manchester/Salford (North West) or Breckland or North Tyneside or Barnet (North London)
  • Enforcement Officer - Hertfordshire

    A Local Authority in Hertfordshire are looking for an Enforcement Officer to assist them with a backlog of cases for an initial contract of 3-6 months
    • Oyster Partnership
    • Hertfordshire
  • Planning Officer

    Do you want to work for a Planning Authority in a superb world-class location, that also has an outstanding record of achievement?
    • Plymouth City Council
    • Plymouth, Devon
  • Principal Major Developments Officer

    As our Principal Major Developments Officer, you’ll join a forward-thinking council that puts their customers first.
    • Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
    • Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire