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Kuwait Palace of Justice work on fast track, 34pc completed

KUWAIT CITY, September 6, 2020

Kuwait-based architecture and engineering company Pace has announced that construction on the new Palace of Justice is in full swing with 34 per cent work already completed in record time. 
 
The new project comes as a clear manifestation of the evolution and ongoing modernisation of the Kuwaiti judicial system. 
 
The project, which broke ground during the first quarter of 2019, is a collaboration between Pace and the Amiri Diwan. 
 
The new Palace of Justice is set to be the largest judicial building in the Middle East and once completed, it will be the latest iteration of smart courts in Kuwait that Pace would have delivered. This includes the Hawalli, Jahra and Farwaniya Courts complexes. 
 
Located in the heart of Kuwait City, the project covers an area of 33,384.5 sq m. The landmark building, overlooking the Arabian Gulf, will have more than 141 courtrooms and around 131,000 sq m of office space spread over 26 floors. 
 
The project is also notable for its symbolic design, as Engineer Ebrahim Ashkanani, of the Amiri Diwan pointed out.
 
The Amiri Diwan had commissioned Pace to undertake the full architectural design and construction supervision of the project. 
 
"The building’s design, with its solid plaza and two floating cantilevered towers, or wings, symbolises the scale of justice," he explained. 
 
"We sought a design that would reflect Kuwait’s enduring commitment to justice and communicate solidarity and a strong foundation for all new beginnings, with every feature supporting its dual-functionality as a space for both the people and the government," he added.
 
Pace CEO Architect Tarek Shuaib said: “As long-term development partners of the Amiri Diwan, we truly share their vision to support the New Kuwait 2035 development goals and we are fully committed to their efforts to move forward with development plans in the most efficient and accelerated manner possible."
 
"Utilising fast-track construction technologies, we have managed to complete 67 per cent of structural works in record time, something we are all very proud of," he added.
 
Giving a project update, Pace said the site works had commenced during the first quarter of 2019 with the removal of the existing parking lot and the erection of the new structure in its place, parallel to the existing palace – which will be subsequently demolished and replaced.
 
Works currently under way also include the relocation and refurbishment of services and utilities, in addition to electromechanical and finishes works, he added.-TradeArabia News Service



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