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Old December 24th, 2006, 11:06 PM   #1
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KUWAIT CITY | Alshaya HQ and Four Seasons | 22 fl | 11 fl | U/C



This development has gone through some wrenching changes.

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Previously as The Gate of Kuwait:








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About the Alshayan Headquarters and Four Seasons:

From 12/9/2012:


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Here's a bit of information to clear things up:

- The supertall Gate concept is NOT going through.

- The final, approved concept has been designed by Gensler, the same architects behind The Avenues.

- The final concept will consist of two towers: one will serve as the Alshaya headquarters and will be up to a maximum of 42 stories while the other will be the Four Seasons Hotel at 20-25 stories.


- The towers will be positioned longitudinally along the site, with the headquarters tower next to Burj Jassim and the Four Seasons on the other end of the site.

- The towers will be joined by a four-story retail podium with an open plaza at the front.

- The design is very clean and simple; both towers will be solid rectangular blocks with a mix of dark and light glass, but will have setbacks and openings at the top of each.

- There will be a metal skin on two sides of each building and they will weave through each other in layers to create a unique visual effect

Construction on the complex is due to begin by the end of this year with completion anticipated by early to mid 2015. The parking facility has already been built and should already have power and plumbing supplied to it.

Source: I used to work with Alshaya and have access to two renderings of the final buildings, but I don't think I can't show them until they are formally announced to the public. I'll see what I can do to get them out here before.

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Here were the 2 designs that followed the cancellation of The Gate:






The more likely version is this one although there has been yet another (shorter) redesign:

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Old December 24th, 2006, 11:18 PM   #2
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Definitly better than the older renders.
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Old December 24th, 2006, 11:44 PM   #3
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nice looking and trendy, so expensive and exclusive.
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Old December 25th, 2006, 12:26 AM   #4
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The top of the building is just marvelous! Nice Arabian architecture with helideck.
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Old December 25th, 2006, 12:27 AM   #5
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cool project
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Old December 25th, 2006, 12:48 AM   #6
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Nice building., nice concept...adds traditional flourish without being tacky. Personally I think the older version looked nicer. What will the top be built from? Metal made to look like ceramic? Or tilework on metal?
Landing a helicopter between those pillars could be tricky.
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Old December 25th, 2006, 12:11 PM   #7
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nice tower, looks like a 2nd Kingdom Trade Center
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Old December 25th, 2006, 08:46 PM   #8
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Now, thats what I like. The older renderings... not so much
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Old December 25th, 2006, 09:04 PM   #9
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Definitly better than the older renders.
I agree 100%.
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Old December 25th, 2006, 10:27 PM   #10
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Looks very bland until that very intricate top.
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Old December 26th, 2006, 03:16 AM   #11
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I wonder what the top is gonna be used for. It would make for a cool penthouse.
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Old December 26th, 2006, 03:54 AM   #12
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im sure this is the al shaya tower and will include a Four Seasons at the top and commercial below
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Old December 28th, 2006, 02:56 AM   #13
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doesnt that dude look a bit like micheal schofield from prison break
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Old December 28th, 2006, 03:02 PM   #14
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If this building has 82 floors, no way it is just 320 meters tall. Maybe it has 52 floors and the numeber 82 is just a typo.
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Old January 14th, 2007, 09:23 AM   #15
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this is the new design

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SURPRISE.

i got large, high-quality renderings of the new design. it's looking better and better.

enjoy.

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Old January 14th, 2007, 12:16 PM   #16
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Classic.
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Old January 14th, 2007, 12:33 PM   #17
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Love it.
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Old January 14th, 2007, 03:49 PM   #18
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Oriental style architecture in Western style building...great!
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Old January 14th, 2007, 04:32 PM   #19
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Looks a bit shit to be honest.
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Old January 14th, 2007, 04:36 PM   #20
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I really like the arabic style of this building. Architects should really pay attention to the countries'/regions' original architecture more often than designing buildings that could be build everywhere.
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