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Bahrain World Trade Center – Manama, Bahrain

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bahrain-world-trade-center overall    dhow-zanzibar  BAHRAIN DIAGRAM

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Building: Bahrain World Trade Center
Location: Manama, Bahrain
Address: King Faisal Highway
Design Architect: Atkins
Structural Engineer: Atkins
MEP Engineer: Atkins
Manager: Atkins
Main Contractor: Murray & Roberts
Size: 1,291,669 sf; 50 story
Completed in 2008
Cost: US $150 million

AE Interest: The Bahrain World Trade Center is the 1st skyscraper to incorporate wind turbines in the building design. The inspiration for the twin towers originated from regional “Wind Towers” and their ability to funnel wind, and the vast sails of the traditional Arabian Dhow. [a] There are three 95ft diameter turbines that are supported by three 103ft bridges that span the distance between the two towers. Each turbine generates 225 kw. The design and shape of the building allows the on-shore breezes to travel across the turbines and take advantage of 70% of Bahrain’s wind energy. [b]
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Written by Cody Walters

November 16, 2017 at 1:31 pm

Posted in Built

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