Location : Sulaibiya, Kuwait
Client : Kuwait Municipality
Investor : Al Wafer Marketing Services Co.
Cost : 30.0 M KWD
Size : 300, 000 m2with 150, 000m2 built up area
Duration : 2000- 2007

The Fruit and Vegetable Market of Kuwait is a Build Operate Transfer (BOT) competition project. It is located in Sulaibiya, Kuwait, and is intended to provide the main national distribution center for produce in Kuwait. 

This project is one of Kuwait’s architectural and cultural landmarks, and the Middle East’s largest produce market with a total plot area of 300,000 m2 and a built up area of 150,000 m2. Its design follows an extensive research of world markets, and their circulation paths, which differentiates and separates customer and product movements. Its unique architectural design and innovative technological solutions sets it apart from other produce markets around the world.

The project includes 535 varying  scale retail shops, auction halls with technologically equipped monitoring systems, loading and offloading platforms to accommodate 500 trucks), cold storage and refrigeration facilities and automated systems, administrative offices, banks, recreational areas and services, hotel (70 rooms), security facilities, medical clinic, and vehicular parking areas to accommodate a capacity of 1600.