In the course of the development of the financial district of Manama in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Werner Sobek was commissioned with the structural engineering for the Four Seasons Hotel. The hotel is centrally located on an artificially raised island. The building has 48 floors and a height of 201.50 m. The high-rise building houses the hotel, which is surrounded by a large ballroom, extensive spa facilities and a covered underground car park with 860 parking spaces.
Landmark for Kingdom of Bahrain
The project is central to the further development of Bahrain due to its “landmark” character. The primary structure of the building consists of two reinforced concrete cores. The two towers each consist of rectangular cross-sections connected by three coupling levels. These connect to the towers in a flexurally rigid manner, creating a frame structure. The entrance area, the actual hotel area, a restaurant and a sky bar are suspended between the two cores.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York/USA
2005 − 2010
2011 − 2015
Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering (WP 1 − 4 acc. to § 64 HOAI)
Inspection of workshop drawings (WP 5 acc. to No. 5.11 AHO)
Bahrain Bay Development B.S.C., Manama/Bahrain
Andreas Keller, Altdorf/Germany