Jura Limestone Reference Project: Al-Shaheed Garden Park in Kuwait

The Al-Shaheed Garden Park performed a major construction update in the last years in order to become the largest urban park in Kuwait. Most of the project has been done with Jura limestone, therefore its relevancy in the Jura industry.

This green composition is probably one of the most luxury parks in the Middle East, as it features 200.000m2 of green land supported by an artificial lake located in the center of the park. It also encloses two museums (Thekra and The Habitat), a visitor center, a clinic, an underground parking, several monuments, as well as numerous walkways and jogging tracks. The whole architecture has specialized underground structures that lay 35.000 m2 below the green soil, with the sole purpose of enduring the rough challenges of a desert climate. In terms of finishings and cladding, the project required thousands of square meters of natural stone, in which Jura limestone was the top selection. The whole exterior flooring and various landscaping spots were exclusively made with Jura beige and Jura gray.

This extraordinary park narrates the story of a conflicted land with a long history and a rich culture, including traces of the Kuwait city’s transition and the Iraqi occupation in 1990. In 2012, the Amiri Diwan (Head of State Cabinet) planned a complete renovation based on a complex cultural and urban program. Afterwards, the project was developed during 22 months by an international team led by Ricardo Camacho in collaboration with Stroop Landscape and TAEP (The Associated Engineering Partnership).

According to the dommus magazine, the Al-Shaheed Garden Park is a direct response to the growing need of quality outdoor places in the Kuwait city. The park is also considered to be a “geometric garden that balances lawn and stone surfaces as well as recreational areas and specific functions linked to the nearby urban centre.”

Project Profile

Building Type: Governmental
Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Materials: Jura Beige and Jura Grey
Applications: Exterior Flooring and Diverse Landscaping

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Al-Shaheed Garden Park Exterior Flooring and Environmental

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