Al Hamra Tower
Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merril
Kuwait City, Kuwait
In the heart of Kuwait City the Al Hamra Tower rises towards the sky, with 413 m in height one of the tallest buildings in the world with a façade of natural stone.
The Southern Wall is designed in a way to minimize the effects of the solar radiation.
The main areas are clad with Jura Limestone slabs in 4 cm thickness, mounted on Fischer rail-system, the surface sandblasted and brushed.
In the curved corner regions of the tower a Jura Limestone mosaic was applied.
For the interior areas vein cut Jura material in 1 cm thickness was used.