SSH designs Algeria Gulf Bank's new headquarters
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SSH designs Algeria Gulf Bank’s new headquarters

07 Apr 2013

Kuwait-based architectural firm SSH has completed the design of a new KD16m ($56m) headquarters for Algeria Gulf Bank in Algiers.

Algeria Gulf Bank headquarters

Kuwait-based architectural firm SSH has completed the design of a new KD16m ($56m) headquarters for Algeria Gulf Bank in Algiers.

SSH will now provide construction management services on the project, which will feature a pair of 16-storey twin towers.

The building will be located at the El Biar district roundabout in the Algeria capital Algiers and will rise from a shared base on a 29,514m² site.

Both the towers will be oriented towards the El Biar district roundabout.

SSH said the structure plays with light and shade, contrasting between the building’s transparent and opaque facade.

The architectural firm said that it has used a sustainable design philosophy and environmentally-friendly materials throughout the project.

The ground floor of the building will feature an entrance hall, reception, conference hall and a VIP banking branch, which extends to the first floor and the basement.

The second floor of the building will feature a cafeteria for employees while the remaining floors will have space for office uses.

Five levels of employee parking will be located below ground, which will use a steel skeleton with composite slabs.

SSH won the competition, held in 2010, to design Algeria Gulf Bank’s new headquarters.


Image: Algeria Gulf Bank’s new headquarters will feature a pair of 16-storey twin towers. Photo: SSH.