Salmabad, Bahrain, Bahrain
2018 - Current
Located in the centre of Bahrain, this tower is located along a prominent highway intersection in Salmabad and rises to a height of 74 meters giving its offices panoramic views of the city and seascape beyond.
The design comprises of 4 stacked cubes with similar proportions. The upper glass cubes contain offices and are cladded with a ceramic fritted curtain wall that provides shading. On the floors where the boxes overlap, terraces are provided to create public spaces that circles the tower. The parking podium forms the base box, it is cladded in aluminium louvers to allow for cross air ventilation while the high ceilings of the retail podium and lobby embraces the active pedestrian street experience and is designed as a recessed and transparent glass wall giving the impression of 4 floating boxes above it.
Omar Al Omari, Michaela Cojan, Christopher Yah, Laura Alvarez, Marcos Corbal, Max Lewis, Renzhi Zeng, Anna Aleshkina
IKA Ismail Khonji Associates Consulting Engineers
GEMAC General Engineering & Management Consultants
DG Jones and Partners
Daoud Jabaji, Ph.D. Structural Engineers & Construction Managers