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Al Hamra Firdous Tower – Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Al Hamra Firdous Tower 1  Al Hamra Firdous Tower 2  Al Hamra Firdous Tower 4

Building: Al Hamra Firdous Tower
Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Client: Al Hamra Real Estate and Entertainment Co.
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Associate Architect: Al-Jazera Consultants
Structural Engineer: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Consruction: Ahmadiah Contract and Trading Co.
Completed in 2011

AE Interest: 1,354 ft. tall (74 stories) office building and commercial space, tallest building in Kuwait, tallest sculpted tower in the world, form of the structure minimizes heat gain, mimics traditional Islamic architecture

Design of Al Hamra



Written by Alex Gross

September 9, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Posted in Built

Guosen Securities Tower – Shenzhen, China

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Building: Guosen Securities Tower
Location: Shenzhen, China
Status: Ongoing proposal since 2010
Client: Guosen Securities Co, Ltd.
Architect: Massimiliano + Doriana Fuksas
Structural Engineer: Arup

AE Interest: 228 m tall office building, first ecological skyscraper in Shenzhen, explores new concepts in vertical public spaces


Written by Alex Gross

September 9, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Majunga Tower – Paris, France

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Building: Majunga Tower
Location: La Defénse, Paris, France
Status: Completed in 2014
Client: Unibail-Rodamco
Architect: Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

AE Interest: 633 ft. tall (45 stories) office building, advanced sun shading system on tower façades, minimal carbon footprint and energy use for building of its size, winner of the BREEAM International Best Environmental Performance award in 2012

Website: 1

Written by Alex Gross

September 9, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Posted in Built

Dorobanti Tower – Bucharest, Romania

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Building: Dorobanti Tower
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Status: Under Construction
Client: Smartown Investments
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Project Architect: Markus Planteu

AE Interest: 200 m tall (55 floors) residential building, chamfered diamond form with meandering structural lattice, built to withstand intense seismic activity

Website: 1


Written by Alex Gross

September 9, 2014 at 4:40 pm

425 Park Avenue Building – New York, New York, U.S.

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Building: 425 Park Avenue Building
Location: New York City, New York
Status: Scheduled to break ground in 2015
Client: L&L Holding Company
Architect: Foster + Partners

AE Interest: 687 ft. tall (41 Stories) office building, complex external frame allowing for column-free floor space, expected to achieve LEED Gold status.

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Written by Alex Gross

September 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Posted in Built