Al Mayssam In-transit Living
Residential Complex Building
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Masterplan for the site includes the construction of six towers, viewed as a reference icon for the area.
The residential tower consists of 90 units, with 3 apartments per floor; the units operate independently and only connected using a central service corridor. A typology is developed for each of the apartments and extruded into 3 towers; height variations forms a dynamic complex, avoiding monolithic massing. The parking structure works as a podium housing the 3 hovering towers and unifying the group.
The main spaces have complete sea views, while service rooms look into the interior.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Intimacy and Privacy are very important aspects of the Kuwaiti lifestyle, especially regarding housing. For this reason, residential complexes are not extremely popular in the country and are under developed. AGi architects is achieving new feasible solutions by proposing projects such as "In transit Living", where one can enjoy the benefits of a high-rise apartment whilst maintaining the privacy in one’s home, and simultaneously taking advantage of the community life.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
In-Transit Residential Complex is a project designed by AGi architects for the Tamdeen Group, and the site work will begin approximately in April 2013.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
In-Transit Living is a 30-story tower with 90 apartments, and a built area of approximately 41.000 sqm.
highrise, residential, tower, curtain wall, above ground car park, apartments
The design was driven by several client considerations, however the main driving factor included maintaining sea views for all the living spaces, which resulted in splitting the tower into three separate and independent “sub-towers”. The site’s close proximity to the sea was a key factor in the concept of the building, elevating the apartments on top of the above-grade parking structure reducing the foundation and conflicts with the water table levels.
TEAM MEMBERS (7) :
Dr. Nasser B. Abulhasan, Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea, Carmen Sagredo, Lucia Sanchez Salmon, Hanan Al Kouh, Sarah Al Fraih and Robert Varghese
AGi Architects, 2012.