Gallery: Foster + Partners Unveil Plans for Solar-Powered LEED Gold Kuw...

 
Set in the Arabian desert with an average annual temperature of 90 degrees, Kuwait is one of the hottest places on earth. The airport will feature a series of concrete pillars that help cool and protect the interior by providing thermal mass.

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  1. osaka October 8, 2011 at 7:50 am

    THE DESIGN MAINLY RESPONDS TO THE ARABIAN ARCHITECTURAL IDENTITY BUT AS ALL OTHER NORMAN FOSTER PROJECTS ARE FULL OF MASONIC SYMBOLS FOR EXAMPLE HERE THE EYE SYMBOL.. BUT THE ARABIAN PEOPLE ESPECIALLY IN THE GULF ARE TOO IGNORANT TO REALISE SUCH EVIL SYMBOLS..

  2. TheLastEgg October 7, 2011 at 9:50 am

    An observation: the similarity with the Arab dhow sailboat is only a punctual detail justifying a broader judgement. The curved line is a defining element for the all the Arab shaped art products, straight lines being a rather recent achievement for this culture.

  3. notatoad October 4, 2011 at 11:15 am

    wow, i’m very impressed. normally, the goal of airport design seems to be to make it looks as much like every other airport on the planet as possible, inside at least. they’ve gone for a unique interior and exterior, very nice.

  4. Salarsm2000 October 4, 2011 at 9:01 am

    It is nice to be done…..if it is possible to provide me with more details about thermal strategies, that will be highly appreciated

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