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Facts
Official Name Bahrain World Trade Center 2
Complex Name Bahrain World Trade Center
Former / Other Name Bahrain World Trade Center West 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 #301 tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #60 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 Arabtec; Murray & Roberts; Rambøll København
About Bahrain World Trade Center 2
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. Read more.
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