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Facts
Official Name Bahrain World Trade Center 1
Complex Name Bahrain World Trade Center
Former / Other Name Bahrain World Trade Center East Tower
Type building
Status Completed
Country Bahrain
City Manama
Street Address King Faisal Highway (Map)
Building Function office
Structural Material steel / concrete
Start of Construction 2004
Completion 2008
Global Ranking #316 tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #62 tallest in Middle East
National Ranking #3 tallest in Bahrain
City Ranking #3 tallest in Manama
Official Website Bahrain World Trade Center
Figures
Height: Architectural 240.0 meter / 787 feet
Height: Occupied 168.8 meter / 554 feet
Height: To Tip 240.0 meter / 787 feet
Floors Above Ground 45
Floors Below Ground 1
Companies Involved
Architect Atkins
Structural Engineer Atkins
Main Contractors Murray & Roberts; Rambøll København
Other Consultant
• Wind BMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd.
About Bahrain World Trade Center 1
The Bahrain World Trade Center is the world's first building to integrate large-scale wind turbines; and together with numerous energy reducing and recovery systems, this development shows an unequivocal commitment to raising global awareness for sustainable design. This building is pioneering a new direction for designers and owners acting as a technological precedent. The BWTC has shown that commercial developments can be created with a strong environmental agenda and addresses the needs of our future generations. The BWTC encapsulates the essence of a sustainable philosophy engaging all of the social, economic and environmental impacts of the project. As well as making significant strides in environmentally balanced architecture, the building is now considered a source of national pride for Bahrain residents, and is attributed with generating economic prosperity within the capital of Manama. See Project Case Study
CTBUH Awards
2008 Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa Winner
CTBUH 7th Annual Awards, (See the CTBUH Awards Book)

Videos
Interview: Shaun Killa
S.Killa (Atkins Middle East), 2008 Awards Ceremony Interviews
Track 3 Panel Questions and Answers
CTBUH Dubai Congress
Harnessing Energy in Tall Buildings: Bahrain WTC and Beyond
S.Killa (WS Atkins), R.F. Smith (WS Atkins), CTBUH Dubai Congress

Technical Papers
Harnessing Energy in Tall Buildings: Bahrain WTC
S. Killa (W S Atkins & Partners), R. F. Smith (W S Atkins & Partners), CTBUH Dubai Congress
Bahrain WTC: Large-Scale Integration of Wind Turbines
R. F. Smith (W. S. Atkins & Partners), S. Killa (W. S. Atkins & Partners), CTBUH / Wiley Tal Journal

News Articles
Atkins Innovation Rewarded
World Architecture News, 2009-11
The Folly of Building-Integrated Wind
BuildingGreen.com, 2009-06
Bahrain World Trade Center Turbines Officially Certified
AMEinfo.com, 2009-02
High Rise Towers Joined by Turbines
MSNBC.com, 2008-04