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Bahrain World Trade Center description and photos - Bahrain: Manama. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Bahrain World Trade Center.
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The Bahrain World Trade Center is an architectural ensemble 240 meters high, consisting of two towers with air bridges and wind turbines.
This unusual design was inspired by traditional Arab "wind towers". The project was implemented by Atkins, a company specializing in the construction of high-tech facilities and the sale of construction equipment. In the case of the Bahrain WTC, the very shape of the building was used to trap sea wind from the bay and provide a renewable energy source for the project. The high-rise complex consists of fifty floors, built in the center of Manama, near the Financial Bay of Bahrain and the Pearl Towers, Abrai Al-Lulu and the National Bank of the kingdom are also nearby.
The towers connect three air bridges with installed wind generators, the total power of which is 675 kW. The turbines have a diameter of about 100 meters each and are turned to the north, towards the Persian Gulf, from where the wind most often blows. The tunnel between the towers works like a wind tunnel, accelerating wind currents and increasing the generation of electrical energy. The Bahrain WTC receives from 11 to 15 percent of its electricity through turbines.
34 of the 50 floors of the building are offices, the rest of the area is occupied by fitness centers, restaurants, and there is parking for 1,700 cars. The Bahrain World Trade Center is equipped with high-speed elevators, of which four are located on the outside, and glass cabins offer panoramic views of the bay, the city and the running turbines.
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