Winner Best Mixed Use Development (5 Star), Bahrain at the 2016-2017 Africa & Arabia Property Awards (International Property Awards)
Nominee Best Mixed Use Development, Arabia at the 2016-2017 Africa & Arabia Property Awards (International Property Awards)
Client: Ahmed Al Qaed Group
Location: Dilmunia Health Island, Bahrain
Type: Luxury apartments & hotel with retail podium
GFA: 59,200 m²
Bahrain has a long history of Dhow building and the simple and elegant double curve of the apartment buildings is inspired from the sails of these traditional boats. The design integrates indoor and outdoor areas seamlessly with great views of the adjacent Grand Canal and the Sea. The name of Dilmunia Island is inspired by the ancient civilisation of Dilmun, which is believed to be the original Garden of Eden.
The concept celebrates this ancient civilisation by incorporating terraced gardens that cover the private apartment resort deck and hang down into the two story pedestrianised open air retail complex below.