Kuwait National Library
Civil / M&E:
Ministry of Public Works
Set on a site of almost 22,000m2, the National Library is located close to National Museum and overlooks Kuwait Bay. The building design includes two basements and four floors above ground.
The two basement levels accommodate staff and guest parking spaces in addition to an archiving office, a security facilities room, civil defence shelter linked to its own electricity generator substation, and a mobile shelving system with an automatic book retrieval facility.
The civil defence shelter is equipped with independent plumbing, water supply, power, HVAC, communications networks and escape routes.