Perkins + Wills’ global office has been selected by Kuwait Municipality to devise the country’s Fourth Structural Plan 2040, a national masterplan that aims to transform the country into a commercial and financial hub.
The firm will be responsible for the design and consultancy, alongside Dar.
“This plan has the potential to be transformational for Kuwait, moving the entire country into new directions for economic and physical growth based on innovative approaches and programs,” said David Green, principal at Perkins + Will.
David Green and Beshara Wakim, director of operations of Dar in Kuwait, signed the contract on behalf of both firms.
During the signing ceremony held in November, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah praised the new plan and how it responds to current population growth in Kuwait, while Head of Structural Planning at the Kuwait Municipality, Saad Al-Muhilbi spoke of it as the country’s urban constitution and a roadmap for future development projects.
Kuwait is one of the first countries within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to have adopted these structural plans, starting from 1952 and amounting to three in total.