Four Seasons Hotel, Kingdom of Bahrain

Exterior & Masterplanning

Situated on a private island, the Four Seasons Hotel transforms the skyline of Manama, Bahrain’s capital city. Designed to be as iconic as it is luxurious, the tower rises over 200 meters above a reclaimed island at the centre of the Bahrain Bay development.  dpa worked closely with SOM Architects, to develop the lighting concept.  The external facades are uplit with a strong wash of light which enhances the elegance of the two monoliths, the principle elements of the hotels form, with the internal façade more delicately washed to reveal the inner voids.  The lighting colour was kept to a simple warm white colour palette designed to enrich the colour and texture of the stone cladding panels and to be an elegant contrast to the multitude of competing colours and light shows of main land Manama.

Client: Bayside
Operator: Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
Project Manager: Bruceshaw
Architect: Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM)
Interior Designer: PYR
Landscape Designer: EDSA
M&E Consultant: COWI
Photography: Waleed AlAbbas