The Crystal Tower: DYWIDAG Post-Tensioning Systems for Kuwait’s new Landmark

The Crystal Tower is a new office and multi-purpose building that is being built in the commercial quarter of Sharq in Kuwait City. With its elegant and modern design, the high rise building will become a new landmark of the city.

The 228m high building has more than 50 floors, three of which will accommodate a shopping center. The skyscraper also includes a 7 story parking garage with a total surface of 9,500m².

The DSI licensee Kuwait Prospects Company was awarded the full structural design and execution contract for the car garage, where 7 floors were executed using the DYWIDAG Strand Post-Tensioning System. The 18cm thick flat slabs in the car park are supported by prestressed girders with spans of 25m. A total of 600 Bonded DYWIDAG Strand Tendons with FA59 03 and FA59 05 Flat Anchorages was used for prestressing the girders and slabs.

Owner

Al Arabiya Real Estate Company, Kuwait

General Contractor

Bukhamseen International Group of Contractors (BIG Contractors), Kuwait

Consulting

Osama Bukhamseen Design Engineering & Consultants, Kuwait

Architect

Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum Inc. (HOK Consultants), USA


DSI Licensee

Kuwait Prospects Co W.L.L, Kuwait Scope Design, supply, installation

DYWIDAG Products

600 Bonded DYWIDAG Strand Tendons with FA59 03 and FA59 05 Flat Anchorages

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