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Ministry of Education Headquarters - South Surra
Project Title: Construction, completion, furnishing and maintenance of Ministry of Education Headquarters at South Surra, Kuwait
Client: Ministry of Public Works, Kuwait
Consultant: Gulf Consult
Main Contractor: M.A. Al-Kharafi & Sons
Subcontractor: Alamiah Building Co. KSCC
Subcontract Scope: Precast & Post-Tensioning Works
Subcontract Value: KD 77,765.000
Alamiah is awarded with the subcontract for design, manufacture, testing, delivery, installation and maintenance of structural precast & precast pre-stressed beams as well as post tensioning works for cast in situ beams, for the Ministry of Education Headquarters at South Surra, Kuwait.
The Ministry of Education Headquarters is a 11-storeyed building that includes 3 basement floors,1600 carspace in the basements, administrative offices, a theater with the capacity of 650 seats, meeting rooms, a central library, 3 cafeterias, waiting rooms, prayer rooms, exhibition halls, galleries and a special occasion's hall, besides other facilities. Located in South Surra, this building will be developed over an area of 40,000m2 with a total built-up area of 110,000m2 and 3 basements (95,000m2). It has a capacity to accommodate 3800 persons.
The building's unique geometric configuration resembling a "Dhow" which reflects the heritage of Kuwait and the Gulf region, plays a major role in the distribution of the Ministry's various administrative sectors and departments, around a soaring inner atrium of more than 50mtrs in height.
The new building will overcome traffic problems by offering its visitors various parking lots, as well as special parking areas for employees, visitors and VIPs. The construction material has been chosen for both scenic value and durability, namely comprising glass, metal and stones. The building will be surrounded by a beautiful garden with various kinds of plants and flowers. The new ministry building will also be used for the national day celebrations, and has been equipped with a special exterior lighting system and big screens for such occasions.