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The Arab Organizations Headquarters Building

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Careful Engineering Ensures that the Building Runs Smoothly

Designed to exclude the heat while retaining as much natural light as possible, a considerable challenge, the Arab Organizations Headquarters Building stands as one of the most exciting examples of innovative architecture to emerge in Kuwait.  Careful study was made of the angle of the sun's rays throughout the year in order to calculate the shape and depth of the windows in each direction.  The artificial lighting has been specially designed to give the effect of daylight, adding to the overall brightness of the space.

A functional office building the Arab Organizations Headquarters Building meets all the modern day requirements and codes without sacrificing its unique artistry. As seen here, control panels and safety equipment is readily accessible on every floor, though unobtrusive, behind wall panels or decorative doors.

The realities of the building are rooted in practicality and convenience.  Raised floors provide easy access to the life support cabling system running from the central building management room. Beneath the floors, computer cables share space with fire fighting equipment, communication lines, air conditioning and water pipes. Air handling units, normally above the ceiling, here are housed under the floor as well.   Every pipe, light or duct is easily accessible.

All of these details, from underground parking to water leaks and temperature fluctuations, are continuously monitored from the control room.

To view selected architectural plans, click here.

Use the table below to self-select your tour of the building, or visit other pages using the navigation bar below or at the top of each page.



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Exterior Entrance Library Pre-function Hall
Conference Tunisian Room Damascene Room Atrium Prayer Room Mamluk Room
Meeting Room Bridge Reception Offices Crafts


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