Kuwait

Middle East

Facts

Population

3,051,000

Area

17,818 km²

6,880 mi²

Density

171.2 people per km²

443.5 people per mi²

# of 150m+ buildings

17 Completed • 1 Under Construction

First 150m+ Building

Tallest Building

Tallest City

Average Building Age

10 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (89%)

Most Common Material*

Concrete (80%)

Rankings

by no. of 150m+ completed buildings

#

27

Tallest Country in

the World

#

5

Tallest Country in

Middle East

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Al Hamra Tower

412.6 m / 1,354 ft

2

The Assima Tower

301.6 m / 990 ft

3

NBK Tower

300 m / 984 ft

4

Arraya Tower

300 m / 984 ft

5

Kipco Tower

240 m / 787 ft

6

Crystal Tower

240 m / 787 ft

7

The Central Bank of Kuwait New Headquarters Building

238.5 m / 782 ft

8

Kuwait Investment Authority Headquarters

231 m / 758 ft

9

Al Tijaria Tower

218.2 m / 716 ft

10

Burj Alshaya West Tower

205 m / 673 ft

CTBUH People & Events

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Research

12 December 2018

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018

The astronomical growth in tall building construction observed over the past decade continued in 2018, though the total number of completed buildings of 200 meters’...

Global News

22 February 2019

Phase 1 Construction Plans of Kuwait’s Silk City Revealed

An international airport, a rail network, and a trade zone for Mubarak Al-Kabeer Port could be built under Phase 1 of Kuwait’s US$86 billion (KWD26.1 billion)...

Global News

21 October 2019

Plans Unveiled for Tower Along the Kuwait City Waterfront

OMA has unveiled plans for a waterfront residential tower in Kuwait City. The design, led by OMA partners Iyad Alsaka and Reinier de Graaf, consists...