Tilke bags contract for exhibition centre project in Bahrain
Tilke Engineers and Architects has been appointed to provide consultancy services for a new exhibition and conference centre that will be developed in Sakhir
Tilke Engineers and Architects has been appointed to provide consultancy services for a new exhibition and conference centre that will be developed in Sakhir, in Bahrain.
The appointment contract was signed by HE Eng Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf, Minister of Works, Municipal Affairs, and Urban Planning; HE Sheikh Khalid bin Humood Al Khalifa, chief executive officer of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority; and Hermann Tilke, managing director and partner of the Germany-headquartered consulting firm.
The project is part of the Bahraini government’s plans to develop the country’s exhibitions industry, and will feature the latest technologies and technical specifications, according to Bahrain News Agency (BNA), quoting Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani, Minister of Industry, Commerce, and Tourism.
The proposed exhibition and conference project will reportedly be built on a land area spanning 308,000m2, and will have a total built-up area of 149,000m2.
Located next to Bahrain International Circuit, it will comprise 10 exhibition halls with a total area of 95,000m2, and a 4,500m2 conference hall that can be divided into three separate halls.
The project will also feature 27 small- and medium-sized conference and meeting rooms, BNA added.
Tilke's other projects in the Middle East include the Formula 1 racetrack being developed in Kuwait Motor Town. The firm's scope of work includes overseeing the contractor, Arizona National Company, to make sure that project specifications are carried out.