The site contains ruins that form part of the UNESCO Pearling Path. The entire building functions as the entrance to the cultural heritage and the foyer for the medina.

Pearling Site Museum and Entrance by VALERIO OLGIATI

ArchitectVALERIO OLGIATI
Client: Bahrain Authority of Culture & Antiquities
Location: Muharraq, Bahrain
Year: 2019
Area: 6,726 sq.m.
Collaborators: Sofia Albrigo (project manager), Anthony Bonnici
Local Architect: Emaar Engineering
General Contractor: Almoayyed Contracting Group
Photograpahy and Drawings: Archive Olgiati

Pearling Site Museum and Entrance by VALERIO OLGIATI

From the architect: It is an urban room for the people of Muharraq with the scale of a public park. Concrete elements are placed along the property boundary to form a new locus in the dense city. A large space is created in which a forest of columns and wind towers hold a horizontal plate 10 meters above ground.

Pearling Site Museum and Entrance by VALERIO OLGIATI

A roof, understood as an archaic gesture, donates vital shadows for the people of Muharraq in this very hot climate and produces a new and unique situation through its different scale. Slightly set back in the shadow is an enigmatic house in which the museum of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage is located. As a totality the building creates a universe in itself that is the entrance for the Pearling Path and the city beyond.

Pearling Site Museum and Entrance by VALERIO OLGIATI

Pearling Site Museum and Entrance by VALERIO OLGIATI

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Pearling Site Museum and Entrance by VALERIO OLGIATI

Pearling Site Museum and Entrance by VALERIO OLGIATI

Pearling Site Museum and Entrance by VALERIO OLGIATI

Pearling Site Museum and Entrance by VALERIO OLGIATI

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Pearling Site Museum and Entrance by VALERIO OLGIATI

Pearling Site Museum and Entrance by VALERIO OLGIATI

Pearling Site Museum and Entrance by VALERIO OLGIATI

Pearling Site Museum and Entrance by VALERIO OLGIATI

Pearling Site Museum and Entrance by VALERIO OLGIATI

Pearling Site Museum and Entrance by VALERIO OLGIATI

Pearling Site Museum and Entrance by VALERIO OLGIATI

Pearling Site Museum and Entrance by VALERIO OLGIATI

The site contains ruins that form part of the UNESCO Pearling Path. The entire building functions as the entrance to the cultural heritage and the foyer for the medina

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