CONFERENCE CENTER & THE GRAND MOSQUE AT SAKHIR PALACE
Client: Ministry of Works
Services Provided: Design Competition
Total site Area: 67,000 sq.m
Total Built-up Area: 22,500 sq.m
Construction Cost: US $ 73,000,000
Starting Date: 2010
Completion Date: 2010
The proposed design for the architectural competition was inspired by the architectural heritage of Bahrain, where the design reflects the urban fabric integration and overlapping in life’s physical aspects life and the values of knowledge of Islam, through the use of more than one configuration system both in terms of direction, and of general character.
In light of this, the convention center was designed and which represents the part related to the physical life; in parallel to the main street, whilst the mosque which represents the Islamic and religious aspect is directed towards Al-Qibleh reflecting the knowledge values of Islam.