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Kuwait City, Kuwait
Year of Completion
Material and its Properties
The concrete was cast in a manner to replicate sails billowing in the wind therefore creating unique rounded and curved forms. Precast forms enabled the building to encorporate both vernacular and new forms together within the same design and consequently creating a juxtaposition between traditional and modern architecture.
Concrete was chosen for its durability and timelessness. As a governmental building it is expected to last many years without showing any signs of wear and therefore concrete was chosen for its ability to endure through the tropical and subropical desert climate.
Utzon, Jorn, "Kuwait National Assembly Building" (1982). Building Case Studies. 378.