Dec 26 2012

Bahrain World Trade Center testament of sustainable architectural design

Modern Knowledge School Students during their visit to the BWTC
Modern Knowledge School Students during their visit to the BWTC

Secondary School Students learn about the world's first state-of-the-art innovative commercial development as part of their curriculum
Manama, Bahrain 26 December 2012: The Bahrain World Trade Center (BWTC), Bahrain's iconic landmark, recently hosted a group of 55 students from the 12th grade at the Modern Knowledge School. During the visit, the BWTC facility management team welcomed the students and took them in a tour around the development and explained the building's architect and wind energy technology system. The visit was initiated to add a practical element to their education on architecture and sustainable designs in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The students were provided with an overview of how sustainability has been successfully incorporated into the twin tower design, utilizing the three 29-meter diameter wind turbines mounted on horizontal-axes.

The BWTC is a mixed use development in the Kingdom of Bahrain that houses state-of-the-art towers designed for commercial use. It is also at the forefront of sustainable development in the Kingdom with the first ever integrated wind turbine power generating capability. The imposing structure stands as an iconic landmark representing Bahrain's commitment as an emerging country to the concept of environmental sustainability, alongside national prosperity.

In addition to offering an exceptional opportunity for connectivity with the global business community, BWTC combines the essential elements of business and leisure with cutting-edge corporate offices and social amenities which includes the Kingdom's ultra-modern shopping destination, the MODA Mall, casual dining choices such as Patisserie Valerie, Lina's, Vivel Patisserie, Maki, BiCE Ristorante, and Abd El Wahab , and a state-of-the-art international health club, Fitness First


About Bahrain World Trade Center
Situated on the Manama waterfront and in the heart of the region's leading financial and business hub, the Bahrain World Trade Center (BWTC) project comprises the two 50-storey sail shaped twin office towers, the five-star Sheraton Hotel as well as MODA Mall, Bahrain's only ultra high-end shopping destination, featuring some 160 luxury retail outlets as well as a host of modern cafes and exciting fine dining eateries.

The BWTC provides leading regional and international organizations with a world-class business address. The buildings are highly advanced in design and operation and are the Kingdom's first intelligent offices, employing the latest SMART systems capable of delivering unsurpassed security and maximum competitive advantages and efficiency in office management. In addition, they are the first of their kind in the world, using wind energy to provide 11 - 15% of the electricity needs of the office towers.

Other benefits enjoyed by local and international businesses occupying space at the development is membership to the World Trade Center's Association (WTCA). Locating at the BWTC offers an exceptional opportunity for connectivity with the global business community. With more than 300 centers in 100 countries, WTCA has a membership of approximately 750,000 commercial enterprises worldwide.

MODA Mall, located on the ground floor of the Bahrain World Trade Center (BWTC), is the Kingdom of Bahrain's first ultra high-end shopping complex, housing the largest and most exciting array of top luxury retailers in Bahrain.

MODA Mall spans approximately 16,500 square meters, and comprises of the existing 6,900 square meter Bahrain Commercial Complex in addition to a new 9,600 square metre extension located on the ground floor of the BWTC development. The mall houses some 160 exclusive boutiques offering the latest fashions. These include some 53 new stores among which are a large number of luxury brands that have never been represented before in the Bahraini market.

Complementing the retail offering, is a range of exciting and exquisitely appointed restaurants ranging from casual to fine dining in addition to a host of other amenities all aimed at providing shoppers with a unique experience and one to rival those of top international fashion capitals such as London, Milan and Paris.

For press information contact:
Neena Punnen
Hill and Knowlton
Tel: +973 17533532
Fax: +973 17533370
e-mail: Neena.punnen@hkstrategies.com

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