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A Symbol of Kuwait’s
Economic Power

Central Bank of Kuwait Headquarters
Kuwait City, Kuwait

“Kuwait City is soon to welcome an iconic new landmark to its skyline.”

CNN, Design 360

As a new landmark on Kuwait City’s skyline, the Central Bank of Kuwait will be a symbol of the country’s significant economic power in the 21st century.

Following an invitation-only competition, the Central Bank of Kuwait selected HOK to design its new headquarters in Kuwait City.

The triangular, truncated pyramid tower is intersected by a podium that contains reception and banking halls, conference facilities, dining and banquet rooms, and a museum.

The two stone walls of the southern, city-facing tower reduce energy consumption by functioning as a heat sink to absorb the harsh Kuwaiti sun during the day and use the stored heat to keep away the cold at night.

An all-glass northern elevation protects the interior from solar gain while providing panoramic views across the Arabian Gulf. At night, the top of the building will glow like a beacon.


914,960 sq. ft. / 85,000 sq. m.
40 stories


Master Planning