Bahrain | Culture

Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Library

​The impressive Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Library, which sits next to the Grand Mosque on reclaimed land in the Bahraini capital Manama, houses over 250,000 titles and audio visual items. Conceived as one of the island’s signature cultural spaces, it has evolved into a multi-use venue featuring conference facilities.

The brief

​BWS provided full cost consultancy services on this striking structure completed in 2005.

Client: The Library Committee of Bahrain
Cultural Consultant: ARCADE (Arab Research Centre for Architecture and Design of the Environment), Egypt
Supervision: MSCEB, Bahrain