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hanging forest

the client sought a new headquarter for the “kuwait foundation for advancement of science“ as well as a conference center – both complexes situated in striking locations along the city’s coastline.

querkrafts proposal addresses kuwait’s climatic challenges through a contemporary interpretation of its architectural traditions. an internal world with a unique thermal condition is created. a “hanging forest“ marks the atmospheric heart in the building’s core. Additionally, the organic facade minimizes direct sunlight while simultaneously maximizing views of the coast.

finished2019 (competition)
citykuwait city
size50.000 m2
clientkuwait foundation for advancement of science
project leadergil cloos

claudia cikanek

fritz felix eisenblätter

julia hosner

sven stiefel

felix zitter

structural engineeringwerkraum wien
climate engineeringingenieurbüro p.jung
landscape designkieran fraser landscape design
vegetation designgreen4cities
model buildingmodellwerkstatt gerhard stocker

patricia bagienski