Arcapita Headquarters

Arcapita’s headquarters is a centrepiece of the urban redevelopment of Bahrain Bay. The main building is a cubic body resting on two cores.  With a length of 135 m and a width of 40 m, it floats 15 metres above the building’s entrance area. Werner Sobek was responsible for the structural engeneering of the project and advised the steel construction company carrying out the work.

Wavy Concrete Structure as Building Entrance

The total height of the building is approximately 25 metres. Between the ground and the cubic body, an undulating concrete structure forms the building’s entrance area.

The new administration building in the business centre of Bahrain was constructed according to plans by Skidmore Owings Merrill (New York/USA). The extravagant building is located directly on the Persian Gulf.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York/USA

Planning time
2005 − 2007

Construction time
2007 − 2009

Services by Werner Sobek

  • Structural engineering (schematic design, design development and review of construction documents)
  • Consultancy of the steel constructor DONGES

Bahrain Bay Development B.S.C., Bahrain

Andreas Keller, Altdorf/Germany

Related Projects