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Height: Occupied
168.8 m / 554 ft
Height: To Tip
240 m / 787 ft
Height: Architectural
240 m / 787 ft
Bahrain World Trade Center 1 Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground


Official Name Bahrain World Trade Center 1
Name of Complex Bahrain World Trade Center
Other Names Bahrain World Trade Center East Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Bahrain
City Manama
Street Address & Map King Faisal Highway
Building Function office
Structural Material steel/concrete
Construction Start 2004
Completion 2008
Official Website Bahrain World Trade Center
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #342 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #67 Tallest in Middle East
National Ranking #4 Tallest in Bahrain
City Ranking #4 Tallest in Manama

Companies Involved

Architect Atkins
Structural Engineer Atkins
Main Contractor 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 Initiatives

CTBUH Activities in Qatar
21-26 Sep 2010 – Event Report

Regional Tours, CTBUH 8th World Congress
1-5 Mar 2008 – Tour Report


Energy Harvesting and Motion Control of Tall Buildings Using Tuned Mass Dampers
18 Sep 2012 – Ahsan Kareem, Professor, U of Notre Dame

Harnessing Energy in Tall Buildings: Bahrain World Trade Center and Beyond
2 Mar 2009 – Shaun Killa, WS Atkins

Interview: Atkins Middle East
19 Nov 2008 – Shaun Killa, Atkins Middle East