AL HAMRA BUSINESS TOWER RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR ARCHITECTURAL EXCELLENCE AT INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY AWARDS 2019 – 2020
A winning year for Kuwait’s tallest skyscraper and iconic business hub
Recognized for its mark of world-class excellence, Al Hamra Business Tower, was the proud recipient of ‘Best international commercial high rise development’ award at the International Property Awards 2019-2020 that took place in London. The award reiterates the Business Tower’s design and architectural brilliance as an iconic landmark in Kuwait, as well as the homegrown Real Estate company’s forward thinking approach to creating a vibrant international business hub and modern office environment for the new age.
Earlier this year at the Dubai, African and Arabian Property Awards, held in association with International Property Awards, Al Hamra Business Tower bagged the ‘Best Commercial High-Rise Architecture’ and ‘Best Commercial High-Rise Development’ awards for both Kuwait as well as the Region during the following phase of the Arabian Property Awards.
Carrying a proud legacy as the beating heart of the city, Al Hamra stands as the focal point of Kuwait’s business district that enables people and businesses to succeed and as a destination for world-class retail, culinary, and entertainment offerings through its Shopping Center. It has lead the way on providing distinct experiences that enhance lifestyle choices through unique concepts for today’s urban consumers and by creating impactful achievements through exclusive premium services and facilities for its growing number of tenants.
Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Al Hamra Business Tower at 413 meters high remains the tallest tower in Kuwait and the tallest carved concrete tower in the world. In a class of its own, the Business Tower also claims the world’s first asymmetrical skyscraper, tallest stone cladded tower, as well as the tallest office building in the Middle East. Visible from miles around, Al Hamra Business Tower has become a contemporary landmark, combining original design, cultural symbolism, sustainability and state of the art technology.
The Tower is credited for creating a modern office space environment that caters to the highest international standards, revolutionizing the way the business community work. Over the years, the Tower has itself evolved into a vertical city with a thriving community that brings together Kuwait’s leading political, government, business and diplomatic figures.
Collecting the awards, Al Hamra Real Estate Co. Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Mr. Abdullah Al Mansour said:” This international recognition is testament to Al Hamra’s architectural excellence, forward-thinking approach, creativity and craftsmanship combined with intelligent design and functionality. Standing tall as a timeless, elegant marker in the heart of Kuwait City, Al Hamra Business Tower is considered an iconic national landmark that ushered in a new age of development and prosperity in Kuwait. It brings us immense pride to successfully represent Kuwait in such a globally acclaimed forum amongst other top regional and international peers.’’
Al Hamra Business Tower is the recipient of several local, regional and global recognitions including Smart Building Award-Middle East Organization from Honeywell, Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards First Place/High-Rise Buildings Organization from American Concrete Institute (ACI), Design Award: Architecture Merit Award Organization from American Institute of Architecture (AIA) – New York Chapter, American Architecture Awards Organization from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Designs to name a few.
The International Property awards celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry and are open to residential and commercial property professionals from around the world. The awards are split into regions, including the Dubai, Africa & Arabia Property Awards, judged by an independent panel of over 80 industry experts. Judging focuses on design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability.