The Lakes

  • Date
  • 2012
  • Location
  • Kuwait, Kuwait
  • Size
  • 6,886 m²
  • Sector
  • Retail
  • Structure
  • Steel
  • Application
  • Roofs
  • Architect
  • Gensler


Vector Foiltec worked very closely with Mabanee and their design team – Gensler and Pace, to understand their vision and realise their objectives. During the initial 25,061 m² contract for The Avenues, Mabanee was impressed with the flexibility and quick installation of our Texlon® technology and they commissioned us to design and build ‘The Lakes’. This complex geometry covering 6,886 m² is comprised of over 227 triangular cushions – some of which span up to six meters. The supporting steelwork structure was built at a fraction of the cost compared to a glazed alternative. A combination of white and printed Texlon® ETFE foils were printed to ensure all important ambient comfort was achieved in the mall. It provides a natural outdoor experience due to its thermal and shading performance; creating the perfect indoor environment.


The project’s success is largely based on our 30 years of experience and expertise in the construction industry; providing tailored solutions to match individual project requirements – turning visions into reality. Texlon® ETFE is extremely environmentally friendly – not only does it care for the environment; it cares for the people in it. With a carbon footprint of less than 10% of glass, Texlon® is 100% recyclable. By using the unique and flexible properties of Texlon® ETFE, we have helped create a unique and sustainable shopping experience at The Lakes.





Main Image: © Nick Merrick of Hedrich Blessing