In March of this year, Team WAD visited the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) to view the exhibit on the "Heritage of Urban and Architectural Modernities in the Arab World". ARC-WH, endorsed by the UNESCO, "contributes to the protection and promotion of cultural and natural heritage sites in the region."  The exhibit is educational as it explains not only general details of each "heritage site" but the historical value of these key urban and architectural st
Held under the patronage of HRH the Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the 45th Bahrain Annual Fine Arts Exhibition was held at the Ritz-Carlton from the 20th March to the 16th of April, 2019. The event was a fantastic display of different forms of visual art work from paintings to sculptures to short films where sound was also incorporated to affect one's experience within the given space. The art pieces on view were spectacular demonstrations of artistic
The Pearling Path Visitor and Experience Centre is designed by Valerio Olgiati Architects and is built on historical ruins of two traditional storehouses. We visited on a lovely Thursday afternoon and since it is a shaded area, the breeze passing through made for a pleasant visit. There is also a small enclosed museum that showcased beautiful sets of pearl jewellery. To know more about the Centre please visit their website in the link below. https://pearlingpath.bh/en/#introd
On the 4th of April, Team WAD visited the Bu Mahir Interpretive Centre located at the historic Bu Mahir Fort in Muharraq. The Bu Mahir Fort was built in 1840 and the remaining tower serves as a landmark where the Centre is located. The Centre displays an overview of the rich pearling history of Bahrain. As Architects, it was particularly interesting to read the stories of the clusters of historical buildings that played significant roles to the pearling community of Bahrain.
Team WAD was fortunate to have had a private tour of the Al Jalahma House in the heart of the historic city of Muharraq. At the time of our visit, studies were being made on how best to preserve the remaining structures. To know more about the significance of the Al Jalahma House to the Pearling community please visit link below. https://pearlingpath.bh/en/location/al-jalahma-house/ #WADontrip #WADteam #WADarchitects #WAD #pearlingpathbh #UNESCOWorldHeritageSite #UNESCO #Bahr