Al Shaheed Park
   
Project Name: Al Shaheed Park
Year: 2015
Owner: Al Diwan Al Amiri
Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Building Type: Park
Type: Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 807293 sq.ft.
Slope: 2%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public
Submitted by: Greenroofs.com

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Developer: Al Diwan Al Amiri
Management: LOYAC (Lothan Youth Achievement Center)
Landscape Architecture: Sara Machado + Ricardo Camacho and The Associated Engineering Partnership
Contractor: Kharafi National Co.
Construction: Al Hani Construction & Trading Company
In 2012 H.H. the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah desired to revamp and reclaim a portion of the former Green Belt - a series of gardens built between the old city of Kuwait and its expansion - and in addition pay tribute to the martyrs of Kuwait and their sacrifices. The nearly 20 hectare Al Shaheed Park was conceived to narrates the story of a land, its history, and culture. The park was constructed in four successive stages, from 2013-2017.

The public park is one of most significant green infrastructure projects in Kuwait with 200,000 m2 of greenery in total, and it is the largest urban park overall.

Al Shaheed Park is also one of the largest greenroofs in the world at about 75,000 m2.

"During the first construction phase (2013-2015) almost all the buildings, including 17.000 m2 ceiling of the underground car park were fitted with roof greening. In total this is 35.000 m2 of Green Roofs. In 2017 the second expansion "Phase II" was opened for the public, thus doubling the total Green Roof area of the park," (Al Shaheed Park, 2018).
Designed by Sara Machado + Ricardo Camacho, the expansive site is beautifully landscaped and holds botanical gardens and two museums- Thekra and The Habitat- a modern congress center, a visitor center, lake, walkways, and jogging tracks. The Master Plan combines cultural, social, and environmental aspects in a very green environment.

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Al Shaheed Park is located at Kuwait City, Soor Street, Opposite Al Tijaria Tower City: Kuwait City; visit their website to learn more. See the case studies from Landezine and domus.
 
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