Tremendous Landmark Building in Kuwait

The Avenues’ latest Phase, 4/4b, opened at the end of March 2018. The Avenues Kuwait is a tremendous landmark building in Kuwait. All new phases have been built over an area of 117,000 m². Vector Foiltec has been re-commissioned following the successful delivery of The Avenues phase 3 with its Texlon® ETFE roof and support system. The system allows light-flooded areas and, in the same vein, it allows climate control strategies in Kuwait’s hot climate.

Extension with Texlon® ETFE and Vector Foiltec

The Grand Avenue mall, The Souk, and Prestige, are all expansions of the existing popular districts. The new districts with modern and diverse concepts include The Arcades, The Grand Plaza, The Forum, The Gardens, The Cinema, and Electra, as well as two highly rated hotels. The areas are covered with over 42,000 m2 of Texlon® ETFE. That is an amazing extension and a testimonial for the satisfaction of Texlon® ETFE as a building material, and Vector Foiltec, the manufacturer and installer of the system.

New Developed Districts

The new developed districts enhance the well-being of all visitors who spend time at The Avenues Kuwait for shopping, entertainment and various leisure activities. The retail concept of open streets – under a translucent roof – set new standards of contemporary building in the Arab world. In short, it creates a year-round shopping and entertainment in Kuwait’s harsh climate.

Light-flooded Districts

Prestige Garden district is a beautiful courtyard bringing the outdoors indoors thanks to the Texlon® ETFE overhead. It floods the district with light and allows healthy plants. Visitors will enjoy the dining spaces in the environmentally conscious space and spend more time there.

The lightweight steel structure at the Dome supports nine unique foil cushion sizes, the largest spanning 20 m² and the smallest cushions along the edge are 3 m². Further, the unique honey-comb shaped cushions, highlighted with LED illumination along the structure, set this dome apart from the other roofs and facades. Most importantly, the 3,900 m² transparent, two-layer Texlon® ETFE roof floods the room with light while creating a comfortable space.

Although the aforementioned cushions are very large, the largest Texlon® ETFE cushions are installed in the extension of the Grand Avenues. These giant cushions are almost ½ the length of a football field, with a length of 48 meters and a width of 4.5 meters, generating over 220 m² cushions. As a result, all visitors feel comfortable during their visit in the light-flooded area.

A special Texlon® ETFE combination covers The Electra district. It is a three-layer system with printed white foil on the top and bottom layers, and blue colored foil in the middle layer of the cushion. This adds to the unique effect the team wants to create for the visitors of The Avenues.

The expansion is part of owner Mabanee’s (Al Rai Real Estate Company) efforts to further enrich the unique shopping and entertainment experience at The Avenues. Mabanee is collaborating with Gensler and Pace. Congratulations to everyone involved.

Bird’s-eye View on the landmark building

You can see the whole landmark building in Google Maps using the satellite view, click here to go to Maps and enjoy the bird’s-eye view.

Information

Date 2018
Location Kuwait City, Kuwait
Sector Retail
Size 42,000 m²
Structure Steel
Type Roof
Architects Gensler

Expert Contact

Peter Key
Sales Director Middle East
These giant cushions are almost ½ the length of a football field and create a light-flooded area.
These giant cushions are almost ½ the length of a football field and create a light-flooded area.
Nine unique foil cushion sizes create a light-flooded area in the Dome.
The lightweight steel structure at the Dome supports nine unique foil cushion sizes.
The Electra district is covered with a special Texlon® ETFE combination.
The Electra district is covered with a special Texlon® ETFE combination.
Prestige Garden district is a beautiful, light-flooded courtyard bringing the outdoors indoors thanks to the Texlon® ETFE overhead.
Prestige Garden district is a beautiful, light-flooded courtyard bringing the outdoors indoors thanks to the Texlon® ETFE overhead.

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Let us Work Together

A feel-good atmosphere and protection from rain and excessive heat are important factors to give shoppers a comfortable environment. Texlon® ETFE is the perfect building skin to achieve all of that. In conclusion, it establishes space that is flooded with light but still creates acoustical comfort that invites people to stay – which increases the commercial success of the shopping environment.

By using the unique and flexible properties of Texlon® ETFE, we have helped create a unique and sustainable shopping experience at The Avenues Kuwait. Let us work together on your next landmark building: contact us.

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