Kuwait State Audit Bureau Headquarters
Developer: Kuwait State Audit Bureau
Consultant/Architect: The Associated Engineering Partnership
Value: USD 33 million (AED 107 Million)
An important institution in Kuwait, the State Audit Bureau commissioned a new 30,000 m2 headquarters complex with state-of-the-art office space, IT-based auditing facilities, conference centre, training facilities and library in 2004. The project site with an area of 10,000 m² was located in Shuwaikh area, adjacent to the existing buildings of the Arab Organization Building and the Arab Shipping Company Headquarters and also included an adjacent site of 11,340 m².
A car parking building for 950 cars and a civil defence shelter for 300 persons was also located on the adjacent site. The complex comprises three ten-storey office buildings linked by full-height atria and sky gardens with the complete façade fronted by a spectacular curved glazed perimeter wall. The project was envisaged as a high-quality office space, to accommodate a total of 800 personnel who required “state of the art” IT-based Auditing Facilities, a Conference Centre together with Training Facilities, Library, and Cafeteria.
Drake & Scull undertook the Supply, Installation, Testing, and commissioning & maintenance of:
- Central Air Conditioning & Ventilation Systems
- Close-control Air Conditioning Systems
- Central Cooling Plants
- Domestic Water Supply and Drainage
- Fire Fighting systems
- Electrical Power Distribution and Lighting
- Uninterruptible Power Supply and Standby Power
- Fire Alarm and Security Systems
- Building Management Systems