General Department of Information System
The design proposal for the General Department of Information System, GDIS, in Kuwait, developed by AGi architects in collaboration with Bonyan Design, is based on three principles: representativeness, security and functionality, turning the complex, with a total gross area of 135,482 sqm, into a strong civil icon representing Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior Affairs.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Building design aims for the clear transmission of a conceptual duality it derives from: technology, innovation and transparency on the one hand versus strength, stability and security, which are inherent to the Ministry of Interior Affairs that will occupying the building, on the other.
This concept is driven in the building by two contrasting layers that are superimposed onto one another.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
General Department of Information System, GDIS, AGi architects, Bonyan Design
From afar the building is perceived as a light volume elevated from the ground floor, becoming a landmark in the urban landscape for the citizens, while a closer approach will show the massiveness of the stone plinth, a lower part of the building that is opened to the public the main gates and lifts from ground to hold the upper levels lighter glass structures that house the offices of the various departments.
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea, Nasser B. Abulhasan, Salvador Cejudo, Daniel Muñoz, Carmen Sagredo, Daniel Bas, Adamira Herrero, Alfredo Carrato, Ana Lopez Cerrato, Lucia Azurmendi, Javier Alonso, Nicolás Martín, Moyra Montoya, Maria Álvarez labrador, Hanan Alkouh, Robert Varghese, Sarah Al Fraih, Bonyan Design and
Agi Architects, 2013.