The concept design of the Bahrain World Trade Center towers was inspired by the traditional Arabian “Wind Towers” in that the very shape of the buildings harness the unobstructed prevailing onshore breeze from the Gulf, providing a renewable source of energy for the project.
The towers are now well known for their striking architecture that mimics an ancient Arabian “wind tower” design. What truly sets the BWTC apart, however, is its status as the first commercial building to fully integrate three large-scale wind turbines into its design.
In parallel to this ground-breaking renewable energy design the building incorporates many passive energy reduction measures. For more details, please download “the Interview with Architect Firm Atkins on Bahrain World Trade Center” on the link below.
Bahrain World Trade Center Award List
PALME Middle East Awards 2010
The Bahrain World Trade Center, designed and engineered by Atkins, won the award for Best Use of Exterior Lighting. LDP International was sub-consultant for lighting.
Inovation Nova Award 2009
Innovation Award Winner
The NOVA Award is an annual award instituted by the Construction Innovation Forum (CIF) since 1989. It recognises innovations that have significantly helped improve quality and reduce costs with respect to aspects of construction.
Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats 2008
Winner of 2008 ‘Best Tall Building Awards’ MENA region
The 2008 ‘Best Tall Building Awards’ recognise projects that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and those that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.
Building Exchange Awards 2008
Sustainability Award Winner
The BEX International Awards 2008 celebrate sustainability, innovation, efficiency and collaboration in the built environment, reflecting the commitment of the industry to these themes. They showcase innovative, original and outstanding projects that demonstrate a specific consideration of the issues surrounding climate change and sustainable communities.
Building Design Awards 2008
Architect of the Year Award Winner
The Architect of the Year Award was aimed at rewarding the practices behind excellent built projects.
Middle East Architectural Awards 2008
Shortlisted Best Designed Building
The Middle East Architect Awards recognises the extraordinary qualities of the authors of these futuristic works, architects and engineers constantly in the forefront both in terms of design and technology.
Cityscape Dubai 2008
Shortlisted Best Commercial / Mixed Use Building
Cityscape Architectural Awards,which take place as part of the Cityscape Dubai International Real Estate show,celebrate architectural excellence.They are supported by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the American Institute of Architects and Architectural Association of the UAE.
Construction Week Awards 2008
Tower Project of the Year Award Winner
The Construction Week Awards recognise excellence in the construction industry. They celebrate exceptional performance in 15 key areas of the industry, with nominations open to contractors, developers and consultants working in the Middle East.
Popular Science 2008
Best of the Year Award
Popular Science is widely known as one of the leading scientific magazines around world. Their awards recognise innovation that manifests itself in myriad ways and groundbreaking projects.
EDIE Award for Environmental Excellence 2007
Building Award Winner
The awards, which recognise the achievements of developments whose raison d’être is environmental protection and improvement, provide public recognition for the individuals and companies who have attained the highest standards within the design and construction industry.
LEAF Awards 2006
Green Building Award Winner
One of the most prestigious global architectural prizes acknowledging excellence in the international architectural, design and build professions, the LEAF Awards are open to all companies, technologies and individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to the world of architecture and strive to set higher benchmarks for the design buildings of tomorrow.