Arcapita Bank Headquarters
Al Manama, Bahrain
Completed in 2010, this was the first project to be built at Bahrain Bay, a mixed-use development aimed at positioning Manama as a world-class business and travel destination. The building is sited with direct access from the bay, the causeway and Arcapita Park, which lies between the water and roadways. Connections to the water are reflected in the building’s sculptural base, which creates a rhythmic plinth for the rectilinear building above. Responding to the desert climate, the building is the first in Bahrain with an actively ventilated double curtain wall façade with an automated sun-shading system. It is also the first to use clear glass, made possible by the high performance façade design.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
4611 Road, Al Manama, Bahrain
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Completed 2010
Dimensions
60,311 m²
Variant Names
Arcapita Bank Headquarters
Original
المقر الرئيسي لبنك آركابيتا
Translated
Building Usages
office building/complex
commercial
Keywords
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Nominee