Residential Tower in Kuwait – “The Dhow Sail”

Location: Salmyia, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Client: Mr. Bassam Shuhaibar

Duration: 2014

Services: Architecture, Engineering and Landscape Design

Status: Concept Design


Description: A landmark building on the Salmyia waterfront, this residential tower consists of twenty four floors including a podium of shared facilities, as well as a basement parking. The tower is characterized by its unique slender massing, with vertical layers of concrete walls and aluminum panels in different colors, to further express its slenderness and verticality, evoking and giving the impression of traditional dhow sails and masts, in dialogue with the opposite waterfront, while allowing the image of the tower to constantly change as one rotates around the building or drives along the Arabian Gulf Road and Corniche.