Arcapita Headquarters

Bahrain Bay, Bahrain
Photo © Andreas Keller
Photo © Andreas Keller, Altdorf
Engineers
Werner Sobek – Engineering, Design & Sustainability
Location
Bahrain Bay, Bahrain
Year
2009
Architecture
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York/USA
Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering (schematic design, design development and review of construction documents)
Client
Bahrain Bay Development B.S.C., Bahrain

The 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 cuboid stands on two cores; its measurements are 135 m (in longitudinal) by 40 m (in cross direction). The total height of the building is approx. 25 m. Between the ground level and the cuboid exists a concrete wave, which forms the column-free foyer of the building on ground floor level. There is one level of basement parking underneath the building, penetrated by the cores and wave structure.

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