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
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
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