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3 Jul 2009
@bahrain Accelerates Master Planning With Appointment Of Aedas
@bahrain, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s ambitious mix of world-class commerce, entertainment and education facilities, announced that they have appointed the award-winning international architectural firm Aedas as master planner of the project.
Adjacent to the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), @bahrain will offer a state-of-the-art Exhibition and Convention facility, a choice of Hotel accommodation ranging from mid-market to luxury, the region’s fi rst Multi-Purpose Indoor Event Center, an Automotive Club and Engineering facility, a Lifestyle Plaza including Food & Beverage, Retail & Leisure and TechTainment (technology/ interactive entertainment), a Research Institute, a TechnoPark, Light Industry and Education and Training facilities. When combined with the BIC, these components will support each other to provide rich, cutting-edge experiences for local, regional and international visitors.
Aedas Los Angeles has been appointed to develop the master plan and infrastructure concept for @bahrain. With offi ces throughout the world including the Middle East, Aedas is one of the world’s largest architectural fi rms with years of experience designing some of the most well-known sports, entertainment and exhibition destinations. The planning team will be led by Los Angeles-based Aedas Design Partner Dan Meis. Projects designed by Dan Meis include the Beijing Olympic masterplan and National Stadium as well as the Staples Center (while at a previous fi rm), the new Los Angeles NFL Stadium and the original masterplan for Staples Center in Los Angeles.
“@bahrain is a dynamic and very different architectural delivery. To help us meet our holistic sustainability goals and embrace the objective of interconnectivity between sport, commerce, entertainment and education, we needed an extraordinary partner and we’ve found one with Aedas, one of the world’s most creative and innovative planning teams,” said Nicola Pero, Chief Executive Offi cer of @bahrain. “These are the people behind countless successful architectural feats including master plans and economically viable designs in the sectors @bahrain is all about.”
Commenting on the appointment, Meis said, “We look forward to working with the team of @bahrain to create a year-round entertainment destination capable of hosting some of the most demanding and exciting businesses and events. @bahrain will draw an incredibly diverse mix of international travelers and should quickly become a highly unique and desirable destination for visitors from the entire Middle East as well as Bahrainis of all ages.”
@bahrain will be a global benchmark for environmentally sustainable design. Leading this effort as part of the Aedas team is Matthias Schuler, founding partner of Transsolar. Mr. Schuler is the Adjunct Professor of Environmental Technology at Harvard University and is considered one of the world’s foremost experts in sustainable design.
As part of the master plan design team, Aedas Los Angeles has partnered with Mohamed Salahuddin Consulting Engineering Bureau (MSCEB) to provide consultancy services. MSCEB is one of the leading architects and engineers in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and are involved in designing, supervising and managing a number of the Kingdom’s major projects including Banader Hotel, Medical University of Bahrain and Raffl es City.
In addition to MSCEB, @bahrain’s design team will utilise the services and expertise of a global leader in civil engineering, Scott Wilson, who will act as consultants in the areas of transport and infrastructure.
Part of the Mumtalakat Group, @bahrain has dedicated more than 1 million square meters of commerce, entertainment and educational space, making it one of the largest projects to take place in Bahrain in the past fi ve years. The announcement underscores the fundamental stability and strategic focus of Bahrain amid a general trend in the Middle East region away from large projects.
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Part of the Mumtalakat Group and established in 2008, @bahrain is groundbreaking and progressive, creating a new template for industry growth and expansion with a focus on environmental advocacy and innovative technologies. The project will support future business and employment strategies being driven by the Economic Development Board of Bahrain and Tamkeen (Bahrain Labour Fund).
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