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Bahrain World Trade Center, Manama

Bahrain World Trade Center

Manama, Bahrain

The sail-shaped towers of the Bahrain World Trade Center rise 787 ft above the capital city of Manama, their design inspired by traditional Arabian trading ships.

Combining a dramatic visual statement with state-of-the-art engineering, the towers demonstrate Bahrain’s commitment to sustainable design and renewable energy. Bahrain is the first Persian Gulf nation to establish a post-oil economy built on banking and tourism.

The tapered, elliptical towers act as airfoils, channelling offshore winds to drive three massive wind turbines set between the towers on a series of skybridges. Engineers say the turbines are designed to generate between 11 percent and 15 percent of the centre’s energy needs.

The Bahrain World Trade Center stands as a proud symbol of this island nation. The towers are equipped with 12 high-speed Otis® elevators, including four with panoramic glass cabs that provide stunning views of the gulf. Otis supplied a total of 26 elevators for the entire complex, which also includes a three-story base for commercial use.

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240 m


HØJDE

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29 m


TURBINE DIAMETER

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68 tons


TURBINE VÆGT

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1.100+


MEGAWATT-TIIMER (MWH)

Styring af vindene

Ingeniører siger, at de brugte flydende dynamikberegninger og sofistikerede vindtunneltests for at bestemme den ideelle udformning af tårnene for at maksimere den strøm, der genereres af vindturbinerne.

Deres analyse førte til et elliptisk, spidst design, som virker som tragt for vindene mellem tårnene og skaber negativt lufttryk (eller løft) bagfra. Dette innovative design accelererer vindens hastighed, når den rammer turbinerne.

Perfekt orientering

Forretningscentret vender mod nord, hvorfra luften kommer over den Persiske Golf. Orienteringen skaber desuden et dramatisk adgangspunkt for hele komplekset.

Hlurtige fakta om Bahrain World Trade Center

I 2006 Modtog Bahrain World Trade Center den prestigefyldte LEAF Award for Best Use of Technology, og i 2008 blev det kaldt det "Bedste højhus" i Mellemøsten og Afrika af The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

  • 1 Åbnet


    2008

  • 2 Etager


    50

  • 3 Vindturbiner


    3

  • 4 Broer


    3

  • 5 Panoramaelevatorer


    4

  • 6 26


    Otis elevatorer i alt

  • 7 12


    tårnelevatorer

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