Gensler led the design of a mixed-use development in Kuwait City for Alshaya Incorporated with a design concept that celebrates regional architectural tradition. The result is a contextual building that successfully represents the Four Seasons brand and also reflects the local environment. Composed of three distinct buildings including an office tower, hotel tower, and podium, the development is seamlessly unified by a traditional Arabian carved wood latticework window treatment that offers significant solar control and air circulation. The geometry of the wood shading fins covers multiple building façades, creating a strong visual distinction from neighboring buildings, while enhancing climatic performance for the occupied spaces and shading outdoor activities on the roof terraces.
Focused on an enhanced guest experience, the 250-room Four Seasons Hotel provides amenities including two large ballrooms, an expansive pool-level terrace, three restaurants, and world-class spa and fitness facilities. Additionally, the development’s office tower offers modern class A workspace as well as 2,000 square meters of retail space.