Egyptian Embassy in Kuwait 2009 - Kuwait | Under Construction
The design of the Egyptian Embassy in Kuwait centered on being a welcoming space for Egyptian in a foreign country. The building was designed into two main components, the embassy and the ambassador's house within the same plot. For spacial distinguishing, an axis between the two components was drawn and several ceremonial lobbies were placed along the axis. Along the cermonial axis, a wall is placed to unify the two components into the same harmonious feel. Several lobbies had different sizes and were open to the sky, inspired by the traditional architecture in both Kuwait and Egypt. Some were covered by metal frame imitating a Mashrabya and Shukhshikha (stack-driven roof opening). Both buildings are directed to the northwest to optimize the air circulation in the building and the lobbies.