Bahrain World Trade Centre, Manama

Bahrain World Trade Centre, Manama

The Bahrain World Trade Center is a remarkable twin tower complex that stands tall and proud in the heart of the capital city of Bahrain. This unique structure was built between 2004 and 2008 at a cost of 150 million dollars. It features two towers linked with three sky bridges, which hold 225 kW wind turbines with a diameter of 29 meters.

One of the most distinctive features of the Bahrain WTC is its sail-like shape, which represents the sails of traditional Arabian dhows, and it holds the winds blowing from the Persian Gulf. This design has not only made the buildings stand out visually but has also helped to introduce sustainability to the buildings.

To make the buildings more energy-efficient, the designers introduced wind turbines instead of solar panels. The towers were designed to funnel and accelerate wind velocity, making the wind turbines more productive and efficient. The difference in the vertical shape of the towers has helped reduce the pressure differences between the bridges, providing an equal velocity among the turbines. This design has made it possible for the turbines to produce between 11% and 15% of the total power consumption of the towers per year.

Apart from its energy-efficient features, the Bahrain WTC has an impressive steel and glass façade, which resembles a synergy of three different buildings that come together to form one grandiose structure. This amazing architectural structure has 50 floors and is one of the tallest buildings in Bahrain, with a total height of 240 meters (787 feet) together with the antenna spire.

The Bahrain WTC represents a modern and exemplary skyscraper that should be brought into the books of architecture as one of the most helpful designs for the future. It is an outstanding example of how sustainability can be introduced into building designs while maintaining a visually striking appearance. Its unique design and energy-efficient features make it a must-visit for architecture enthusiasts and tourists alike.

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Sight Name: Bahrain World Trade Centre
Sight Location: Manama, Bahrain (See walking tours in Manama)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles