Arcapita Headquarters

Architects:
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York/USA

Planning time:
2005 – 2007

Construction time:
2007 – 2009

Services rendered by Werner Sobek:
structural engineering of loadbearing structure (schematic design, design development and review of construction documents)

Client:
Bahrain Bay Development B.S.C., Bahrain

Photographer:
Andreas Keller, Altdorf/Germany

The dynamic Arcapita headquarters is one of the centerpiece designs in the Bahrain Bay development in Manama, Bahrain. The main building is a cuboid floating 15 m above the ground level and main entrance area. The measurements of the cuboid are 135 m in longitudinal by 40 m in cross direction and it stands on two cores. The total height of the building is approximately 25 m. Between the ground level and the cuboid exists a concrete wave, which forms the foyer of the building on ground floor level.

 

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