World Architecture Day 2014

SATURDAY 19 APRIL 2014

SEARCH   
 
 
World Architecture Day 2014
 
World Architecture Day 2014
Previous Next
 
Bahrain World Trade Centre, Manama, Bahrain 
Thursday 04 Oct 2007
 
Turning on the power 
 
 
 
Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 0

Add comments | More comments

Be the first to comment
 

Bahrain World Trade Centre prepares to commission wind turbines 

The three wind turbines on the Bahrain World Trade Centre are scheduled to be commissioned in three weeks time, the last week of October 2007.

This is the first time that a commercial development has integrated large-scale wind turbines within its design to harness the power of the wind. The three massive turbines, measuring 29 meters in diameter, are supported by bridges spanning between the complex's two towers. Through its positioning and the unique aerodynamic design of the towers, the prevailing on-shore Gulf breeze is funneled into the path of the turbines, helping to create power generation efficiency.

Once operational, the wind turbines will deliver approximately 11-15% of the energy needs of the building, or 1100 to 1300 megawatt-hours per year -- enough to provide light in 300 homes for over a year.

Watch out for WAN's exclusive podcast direct from the tower.

Key Facts

Status Completed
Value 0(m€)
Atkins
www.atkinsglobal.com

More projects by this architect

Qingdao Airport

Festive Feature - Atkins

Lavenue Crown Hotel

Strategic Framework

Mixed-use Tower

Santa Roza Tower

The Oval

Vung Ro Bay Development

Dongyang Masterplan

Waterfront Masterplan

Skyworth Gongming

Sultan Qaboos Sports Academy

West Hall

Pacific Dream Plaza

Alcatraz Island

South Quarter

Ad Astra Tower

Sherborne Qatar Design Competition

Editorial

White City Masterplan

Belfast Streets Ahead

Bahrain World Trade Center

Durrat al Bahrain

Oxford Circus Streetscape Improvements

Shotton Hall Secondary school

Meccano bridge

Pebbles

P-17

Bahrain World Trade Center

Atkins Chengdu Complex, China

Al Sharq Office Complex

Portland Marina

The Lighthouse

Bahrain World Trade Centre

China's Central Park

Al Sharq

TEDA Towers Tianjin, China

2CDE

Songjiang Hotel

Pier 8 Development

Iris Bay

Trump International Hotel & tower, the Palm Jumeirah

Mixed use development

 
ECOWAN