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This page contains a selection of major Bahrain Architecture.

Bahrain Architecture News, chronological:

King Hamad University Hospital Building – 28 Jun 2013
Design: HASSELL
King Hamad University Hospital Bahrain
image by architects

Scheme design has been approved for a new Oncology Centre at the King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH) in Bahrain. A team led by HASSELL, including Bahrain-based Mazen Alumran Consulting Engineers (MACE) and team members Aecom, Baker Willis Smith and MJ Medical, has completed the design for client the Bahrain Defence Force. The new building will be designed to the highest international standards of healthcare provision, bringing first-class cancer care and research facilities to Bahrain in a ‘translational’ environment, where research advances are used to directly benefit patient care.

Bab el Bahrain Competition – Designs

Bab Al Bahrain Square Competition Winners

1st Prize: Pearl Dive
Lukas Lenherr, Switzerland
Bab el Bahrain competition winning design
picture from contest organiser

Bahrain Architecture Competition
The void. A physically powerful identity and a strong sense of a space are given to a place when it contains a clear void. It is the void that connects people. Furthermore it is the void that re-animates the historical link to the sea. It is this void that re-locate things as they were in past times. This void, the heart of the project, is a vast open space of water. Its size makes up the entire competition perimeter. The excavated soil can be used for new offshore landfill.

2nd Prize: Two Rooms
Baukuh and Guido Tesio, Italy
Bab el Bahrain competition winning design
picture from contest organiser

3rd Prize: New Times Square
Partizan Publik- Dus Architects, The Netherlands
Bab el Bahrain competition winning design
picture from contest organiser

Bahrain Architecture Design Contest

On the occasion of Manama: Capital of Culture of the Arab World 2012, the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Bahrain is organising an international open ideas competition for the redesign of the Bab Al Bahrain square.
Bab Al Bahrain square
picture from Architecture Competition organisers
The square holds the potential of becoming one of the most representative and significant public spaces in the Island due to its central location, although it is currently little more than an accumulation of surface parking areas.

Recent Bahrain Building Design

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain
SOM – Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain
image from architects

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain
The recent confirmation of construction work on the Four Seasons Hotel in the Kingdom of Bahrain has signalled new optimism in the nation’s employment and real estate sectors. Situated at Bahrain Bay – the country’s highest-profile, master-planned $2.5 billion waterfront community – the 5-star hotel’s commitment to an April 2014 construction completion date is set to inject new jobs, new capital, and new optimism into several of Bahrain’s flagship sectors.

Bahrain Building

Key Building Project in the Kingdom:

Bahrain World Trade Center – Twin skyscrapers, Manama
Architects: Atkins
Bahrain World Trade Center
image from Atkins

Bahrain Building
Atkins was appointed to provide all masterplanning architecture and structural and MEP engineering design services for the Bahrain World Trade Center building site, located on the main King Faisal Highway in Manama, Bahrain. More than half its area was previously developed, buildings include the Sheraton Bahrain Hotel, an associated single-storey luxury shopping mall, an office tower, car parking facilities, services and landscaped areas. The Bahrain World Trade Center is a flagship development for Bahrain, raising the profile of Manama as it projects a world first in large scale integrated wind turbine use.

Bahrain Architecture

Major Bahraini Developments + Buildings, alphabetical:

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Aedas
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Durrat Al Bahrain
Architects: Atkins
Durrat Al Bahrain
image from architect

Durrat Al Bahrain

Durrat Marina Masterplan
Architects: Atkins
Durrat Marina Masterplan
picture from architect

Durrat Marina Masterplan

Nomas Towers, Juffair
Architects: Atkins
Nomas Towers Bahrain
picture from architect

Nomas Towers Bahrain

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Dubai Architecture – current buildings + designs

Bahrain Pavilion, Venice
Golden Lion winner for Best National Pavilion, 2010
Venice Biennale Bahrain Pavilion
photo © Adrian Welch
Bahrain Pavilion
The Kingdom of Bahrain has been awarded the Golden Lion for the best national participation at the 12th Venice Architecture Biennale.

The theme of the pavilion, RECLAIM, is an exploration of the decline of sea culture in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Three fisherman’s huts displaced from their original sites in Bahrain are the focus of the exhibition.

This is the first official national participation of a Gulf State at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Bahrain World Trade Center Building : Wind Turbines
Bahrain World Trade Center building
photo from Atkins

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