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Bahrain World Trade Centre

Manama, Bahrain

The 2006 LEAF Award  for Best Use of Technology within a Large Scheme The Arab Construction World for Sustainable Design Award.

Key Data


Manama, Bahrain

Project Type

Commercial, Mixed-Use, Iconic

Client / Developer

Awal Hoteling W.L.L.

Architect / Consultant

WS Atkins & Partners

Main Contractor

Murray Roberts

Façade Area

39,305 sqm

Scope of Work

Design, supply, manufacture and installation of the façades:
  • Unitised Glazed Curtain Walling  39,305 sqm
  • Aluminium Cladding 12,570 sqm
  • Aluminium Brise Soleil   1,368 sqm
  • Aluminium Fins 1,520 sqm
  • Stainless Steel Railing / Balustrade 1,640 sqm
  • Stainless Cladding 500 sqm



Project Height

240 meters

Date of Award


Date of Completion



The strikingly beautiful building has become synonymous with Bahrain. Its cool colours and sleek aesthetics create an ultra-modern backdrop, against which global corporations, luxury brands, and five-star hospitality meet architectural ingenuity and flair.


The Bahrain WTC has an intelligent and environmentally responsive design. Enough buffer spaces have been incorporated between the external environment and air-conditioned spaces to reduce solar gain on the building. High-quality solar glasses used with a low-shading coefficient reduce the air temperature of the building. Balconies to the sloping elevations with overhangs also provide appropriate shading. The opaque fabric elements of the building are given enhanced thermal insulation.