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#CANCELLED: "Sabah Al Ahmad International Finance Center", 40F, ?M, Offices & Hotel

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Project Name : SIFC - Sabah Al Ahmad International Financial Center
Client: Al-Shaab Real Estate Co.
Project Type: Office
Engineering Consultants: KEO International Consultants
Status: Approved
Location: Kuwait city
Area: 6000 m²/19685 ft²
Hight/Floors: Unknown / 40
Start/Complete: Unknown / Unknown

OLD DESIGN BY Bernard Khoury
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they look like residential apartments, i dont think they would fit in the city center. this design would look better in salmiya water front.
الشعب التابعة لـ البيت تباشر إنشاء مركز صباح الأحمد المالي


قال نائب رئيس مجلس ادارة شركة الشعب الوطنية العقارية أيمن بودي أمس ان مشروع مركز صباح الاحمد المالي العالمي الذي وافق عليه المجلس البلدي اخيرا يقع في قلب منطقة الاعمال في شرق العاصمة على مساحة ستة آلاف متر مربع.
وذكر بودي في تصريح صحافي أن المشروع عبارة عن برج يتكون من أربعين دورا ويحتوي على قاعة رئيسية لتداول الاسهم والتعاملات المالية والاستثمارية على مدار الساعة وهي مرتبطة بالأسواق الاقليمية والعالمية.
وأوضح أن المشروع يضم مكاتب للوسطاء والشركات المالية والاستثمارية علاوة على مسرح متعدد الأغراض للمؤتمرات والجمعيات العمومية للشركات المختلفة كما تم تخصيص جزء من المكاتب التجارية لاستخدام الجهات الحكومية.
واشار الى تزويد المركز المالي بأحدث وسائل الربط والاتصالات الرقمية وشبكات المعلومات والنظم الامنية لمواكبة وضمان سرية التعاملات المالية والتجارية وحماية الافراد والمؤسسات داخل المركز.
وشركة الشعب الوطنية العقارية احدى الشركات التابعة لشركة بيت الاوراق المالية والمملوكة لها بنسبة %90.​

The Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Al Sheab real Ayman Budi yesterday that the draft status Sabah Al-Ahmad Al global financial, approved by the Municipal Council finally located in the heart of business district in the east of the capital, on an area of six thousand square meters.

Budi said in a press statement that the project is a tower consists of forty stories and contains main hall of share trading and financial transactions and investment around the clock is linked to regional and global markets.

He explained that the project includes the offices of brokers and financial firms and investment as well as a multi-purpose theater for conferences and general assemblies of different companies has also been allocated part of the trade offices to use government agencies.

Referring to provide financial position and the latest connectivity and digital communications and information networks and security systems to keep pace and ensure the confidentiality of financial transactions, trade and the protection of individuals and institutions within the center.
so basically the tower will be 40 Floors above ground level on 6000 meter land plot.

this tower will be dwarfed by the neighboring al hamar tower :eek:hno:
ohw ^^ that's really disappointing
so basically the tower will be 40 Floors above ground level on 6000 meter land plot.

this tower will be dwarfed by the neighboring al hamar tower :eek:hno:
^^ im glad actually ... i think al-hamra is a unique landmark, i'd be rather disappointed if any tower nearby dwarfs it or steals it's thunder... can't wait to see the final design though
THATS IT !!! 40 freaking floors

that disappointing on a 6000 m2 plot,,, really i mean n their fence they actually wrote "its worth waiting for" !! for a 40 floor tower :(
well not if look at the project from another perspective, can you imagine the view of four super tall towers standing strong in each corner on the traffic junction , despite the fact that might "steals it's thunder" as you say , i believe it will add more density and urbanity fell to sharq area.

i just hate the idea of 412 meter tower standing alone :eek:hno:
^^ im glad actually ... i think al-hamra is a unique landmark, i'd be rather disappointed if any tower nearby dwarfs it or steals it's thunder... can't wait to see the final design though
yeah the hamra is definitely a landmark , what i meant was that a little increase in height wud turn this also in a landmark worth waiting for....
^^ im glad actually ... i think al-hamra is a unique landmark, i'd be rather disappointed if any tower nearby dwarfs it or steals it's thunder... can't wait to see the final design though
the model of sabah alahmed financial center, sorry for the quality its from the newspaper.

which newspaper was that ?
i think it was al ro2iya

how you say it ?
i think it was al ro2iya :p

الرؤية its one of the new newspapers that are being distributed free
its modern looking, nice i like the facade. Will bring density to Sharq
did you notice the wind turbines on the roof !
no i didn't :S. i thought it was the glass texture or something, it would be amazing if there were wind turbines and the roof would be covered with solar energy cells :)

i think this should be Kuwait's other stock exchange market place...
wow!!!!...nice facade...and the wind turbines...a definite wow!!! yup wud add to the density.....but cud be better if i wuz higher.. the picture makes it look taller
KEO Achieves First LEED® Certified Design in Kuwait

Announcement to Coincide with Cityscape Abu Dhabi, May 14h 2008.

KEO Achieves First LEED® Certified Design in Kuwait
Sabah Al Ahmad International Financial Center sets new benchmark for Sustainability in the region

KEO International Consultants has been notified by the U.S. Green Building Council that the 1.2 million sq. ft project, Sabah Al Ahmad International Financial Center has been officially registered with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and is now pre-certified to get Kuwait’s 1st LEED certification.

With their deep commitment to the environment, the client, ‘Securities House for Real Estate Co.’ and the developer ‘AlShaab Real Estate Co.’ gave KEO the incentive to pursue a sustainable design using guidelines and tools outlined in the Green Building Rating System in late 2007. In addition to creating an iconic 40 storey tower consisting primarily of high end offices and hotel, KEO was given the task of achieving a LEED® Gold rating under the core & shell rating system from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Besides meeting or exceeding a series of ‘green requirements, the tower employees a series of wind turbines and PV panels to provide a renewable source of energy.

The design solution translates the client’s brief for various programs into 4 stacked courtyard atriums ranging from 8 floors to 13 floors each. Three of them accommodate office floors while one accommodates a 4-star Business Hotel which will accommodate 200 rooms. A separate 800m2 Trading Hall on the ground floor will accommodate 24-hour trading for the facility. The sculptural shape of the tower induces wind at the top of the building where wind turbines are specially positioned to generate power for the building.

About LEED
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria. LEED is a third party certification program and the internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

About KEO International Consultants
KEO International Consultants is one of the world’s leading and fastest growing international full-service consultancy firms. Founded in 1964, the firm has emerged as a dynamic leader in design, engineering and project management. Due to an unprecedented growth and expansion in the last decade, the firm today is strategically located in ten global offices with a staff of over 1600 professionals. For more information about the firm, go to our website

Sabah Al Ahmad International Financial Center (supporting details)
Plot size is 6000 m2 in addition to 6000 m2 public land to be developed as multistory car park. Total built up area 100,160 m2. Floors = 2 basements, Podium of 3 floors and 40 storey tower

The building is comprised of the following:
1 Security exchange market facility
A Brokerage Offices
B Trading Hall 800 m2
C Office Condos 55 m2 each
2 Real estate Exchange market
3 Commercial consular Offices for major industrial countries.
4 Antiques Auction Center
5 Business hotel 200 rooms
6 Hotel services including multipurpose halls, theaters, dining facilities
7 Representative offices for recognized international firms
8 Prominent facilities to operate all the above
9 Multi storey car park within the municipality land
10 Offices for representing all related ministries.

For Additional Information
Bradford Batcheller
Director, Public Relations and Corporate Branding
KEO International Consultants
Tel. 965.942.6784
[email protected]

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