Elec­tri­cal Project of the Year

MEP Middle East - - MEP AWARDS 2018 -

KEO In­ter­na­tional Con­sul­tants won the Elec­tri­cal Project of the Year award for Kuwait In­vest­ment Au­thor­ity Head­quar­ters project.

The Kuwait In­vest­ment Au­thor­ity Head­quar­ters is a 230-me­ter, 48-storey tower raised on a 6-storey podium. The façade of the tower, based on the tra­di­tional mashra­biya, is not only eye-catch­ing but also eco-friendly. It serves as a screen­ing mech­a­nism for re­duc­ing the win­dow aper­ture on the western and south­ern faces to pro­tect the build­ing from in­tense sun­light, while in­creas­ing the win­dow aper­ture on the eastern and north­ern faces al­lows more nat­u­ral light into the build­ing. This dy­namic façade changes de­pend­ing on the di­rec­tional ori­en­ta­tion and lev­els of the tower.

The com­pany states: “En­ergy ef­fi­ciency was the goal from the out­set, with the light­ing sources and con­trols, mo­tor ef­fi­ciency, and the BMS sys­tem all fo­cused around that. The fi­nal de­sign for en­ergy ef­fi­ciency com­plies with in­ter­na­tional stan­dards and best en­gi­neer­ing prac­tices.”

Re­ceiv­ing the awards was Dar­rel Strobel, manag­ing di­rec­tor-MEP En­gi­neer­ing, KEO-De­sign, said: “I would like to thank my team whose hard work be­hind the scenes made this pos­si­ble. We’re work­ing on some very ex­cit­ing projects that haven’t yet moved into the con­struc­tion stage, and we when they do, we hope to achieve more suc­cess next year.”

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