Arcapita Headquarters

Architecture
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York/USA

Planning time
2005 − 2007

Construction time
2007 − 2009

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering (schematic design, design development and review of construction documents)

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

Photography
Andreas Keller, Altdorf/Germany

The Arcapita headquarter in Bahrain is one of the centerpiece designs in the Bahrain Bay development. The main building is a cuboid floating 15 m above ground level. The cuboid has a length of 135 m and a width of 40 m. It rests on two cores and has an overall height of 25 m. An undulating concrete structure between the ground level and the cuboid houses the entrance area.