Khaleejia Square, an alternative beginning of the green belt to the hermetic Shaheed Park, buffers Kuwait skyline from the residential suburbs. A landscape, criss-crossed by multiple paths, connects the site with its city. Inscribed by concrete pathways, hexagonal pods of cobble stones and lawn intertwine to serve multiple users. In plan, the different elements and geometries on the site are influenced by Khaleejia tower’s structural grid, which partly supports the tensile shading. Sectionally, the trees and tensile shading posts gradually cascade down from the building all the way to the pedestrian sidewalk, resonating with the office tower and its commercial plinth. Along the outer edge, bounded by vehicular traffic, a water cascade’s white noise mitigates further this setting by visually separating the users from the passing-by cars.
National Investments Company K.S.C.P.
Partner-in-charge Naji Moujaes