As one of the featured finalists at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's 2012 Awards Symposium, the Al Hamra Tower provided a diverse array of topics for SOM designers Aybars Asci and Mark Sarkisian to discuss. In their interview from the symposium, the duo touched on the highly sensitive approach to the building, from both an environmental and cultural perspective, to create an icon for Kuwait City. The integration of the design and structural system was critical to the building's success. The symposium was held at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.
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CTBUH Interview: Aybars Asci and Mark Sarkisian