Four Seasons Hotel, Kingdom of Bahrain

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 façades are uplit with a strong wash of light which enhances the elegance of the two monoliths, the principal elements of the hotel’s 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 mainland 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