Gateway to Isa Town
Isa Town, Bahrain

The aim of the project was to create a civic monument in the form of a gateway for the recently constructed Isa Town development. The design of the gateway is inspired by gateways of the Arab-Islamic tradition. The gateway is composed of five arched galleries; two identical lateral ones for pedestrian circulation, and two larger central ones for vehicular circluation, the latter connected by a higher, but narrower central arcade. The abstraction of the traditionally vaulted gate is expressed by a series of parallel arched fins which through their rhytmic repetition create the volumes of the gateway.


Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Location
Isa Town, Bahrain
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Events
1972-1973
Variant Names
Gateway to Isa Town
Isa Town Gate
بوابة مدينة عيسى
Bawabat Madinat 'Isa
Issa Town Gate