Arraya Office Tower

Kuwait City, Kuwait

Fentress Architects was selected to transform an existing complex with the addition of a 60-story tower.

Arraya Office Tower features 60-stories of class-A office space.  Upon completion, it was the tallest building in Kuwait.  In fact, the Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat declared it the 4th tallest building completed in 2009.

Arraya Tower served as a visionary seed project for the overall development of a new downtown business district within Kuwait City.  Ultimately, Arraya was successful, serving as the impetus for revitalization of an entire Kuwaiti neighborhood.

While diagonal steel elements wrap this full-height glass tower, an angled telecommunications mast sits atop it.  The result is a dynamic façade.  Meanwhile, an integrated limestone-clad mass unites the tower with adjacent building within the existing mixed-use complex.