Wafra Wind Tower - AKDN
View of the north 13-storey façade in the Salmiya area of Kuwait City. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden (photographer)
The building comprises 12 duplex apartments and a rooftop penthouse. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden (photographer)

The tower rises from a plinth that contains public areas, including a pool and a gym. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden (photographer)

Circulation stairs and elevators are located on the southern side of the tower and provide insulation against solar penetration. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden (photographer)

Interior courtyard, mezzanine. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden (photographer)

Each apartment is provided with shaded balconies, and all of them give onto the central courtyard. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden (photographer)

The central and vertical courtyard provides natural ventilation to each apartment unit. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden (photographer)

The courtyard receives light and ventilation from the façade. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden (photographer)

Granite stone was chosen for the façade to give the tower the aspect of a monolithic sculpture carved by the wind. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden (photographer)

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Wafra Wind Tower