A new mixed-use skyscraper was built on the newly filled island of Bahrain Bay. The Salhia Tower is approx. 140 m high and has a diameter of approx. 66 m. Its three underground storeys have a larger footprint and cover the entire building site.
Werner Sobek was responsible for the structural engineering of the building and foundation for this project.
Bridges Lead to the Central Core of the Building
The above-ground floors in the lower third of the tower have continuous ceiling slabs. In the upper two-thirds of the tower, an atrium divides the structure into three segments grouped around a central core. In the roof area, the individual segments are connected to each other again.
The office spaces in the individual segments are accessed by bridges that extend from the central core.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York/USA
2008 − 2009
Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering of superstructure and foundation
Salhia Real Estate Company/Kuwait
SOM, New York/USA