Inspired by the modern architecture of buildings overlooking the Arabian Gulf, the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) has embarked on an ambitious project, that will epitomize its Vision to be the Institute of Choice for the Development of Business Professionals not only in the Kingdom of Bahrain, but also regionally and internationally.
The project site enjoys a prominent location, located on the North Shore Highway and surrounded by the most iconic buildings and landmarks of Bahrain Bay.
300 Seater Auditorium
340 Car Parks
5 High-Tech Computer Labs
State of the art dealing simulation room
State of the Art Library
Structural Aspects and Design
The Building has two main components, student classrooms and the administrative offices and services. These two components are linked seemlessly providing accessibility between the two areas.
Plans for the BIBF’s Headquarters Building have been made with several environmentally conscious strategies in mind:
To construct a sustainable and environment-friendly approach within the site’s development with solar energy, wastewater management, irrigation and greenery.
Using recycled wood from local dhow yards and exposed concrete elements within the interior designs of the buildings allow for a modern and sustainable interior that mixes in boldly with the vibrant brand colours of the BIBF. This provides a warm and sophisticated environment throughout and gives the overall design a foundation true to the roots and story of the location.
As a result of immense zoning studies, it was ideal to design a semi-basement Parking 1.5 metres below road level, along with the building’s services and utilities.