Unique Urban Design with Mixed-use Development for BahrainOctober 18th, 2010 - Posted in Architecture Design
Manama Lagoon in Bahrain was designed by International Design Studio. The evolution of organic matter Souk Al-Muharraq has resulted in a very unique urban fabric and is a manifesto for the lifestyle of Bahrain. It defies the planning of cities in West and does not require formal arrangements. In contrast with the structural clarity of the western city, the irregularity has added much to his own ideas. It is a decentralized system, the fragmentation of the landscape and has much more to do with the experience of place rather than visual association. These are the activities that gave the souk a definition. Therefore, the key elements of the strategy involves morphology scalability to The Eye of Bahrain a beautiful city by adding a clear and logical system of interconnected spaces.
Adopting a similar strategy and understand the nuances in critical areas of contemporary consumer based, the retail spaces of the Eye of Bahrain souk are placed on the radial grid system resulting from a parts kit of serendipity, a diversity of places of respite and active in the souk. The architects reinforced the mall aisles with dormers to have more natural light for the atmosphere of the shopping street. These alleyways to break into smaller classes and merge together into larger squares.
In total, the crescent has seven seats. They form the nodes or functional activity with an experience of more centralized. It has networks Water Garden court as a main theme: the development and future. These networks of green spaces, an ecology of green spaces, parks, gardens and squares of the community to use actively and passively. By infusing the souk with a clear and logical system of interconnected spaces, the architects have planned for the labyrinthine network of stores, design centers and window dressing, as a system of retail requires.