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MANAMA: Bahrain could become home of the world's tallest skyscraper if a project by Danish company Henning Larsens Tegnestue A/S gets the go-ahead. Company project director Louis Becker, who was in Riyadh yesterday, is planning to have a meeting about the proposed project with a building contractor in Bahrain later this week. The company's design for a skyscraper measures 1,022 metres - double the Taiwan Taipei 101, which is currently the world's tallest building at 506 metres.

It was chosen by the Bahrain contractor because of the company's previous experiences of building in Saudi Arabia, according to a report in the Copenhagen Post.

The company designed both the Foreign Affairs Ministry in 1984 and the Royal Danish Embassy in 1987, in Riyadh.

The project is awaiting approval from His Majesty King Hamad and is expected to be formally announced on May 7, said the report. Mr Becker has reportedly been working on plans for the project for a year.

The project, which would take about seven-and-a-half years to build, would comprise five towers - modelled after the five pillars of Islam. The tallest would reach 1,022m, have 200 storeys and house 30,000 people.

The second tallest would measure 600m.
 

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B-Patriot said:
LoL, this is even taller than Kuwait's proposed 1,001 m tower... hahaha... I don't know what to think....
im sure they will increase the height of mubark tower once they hear about this bahrani tower

the competition will be between :

mubark tower - kuwait

al burj - dubai

the anonymous bahrani tower -bahrain
 

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im sure they will increase the height of mubark tower once they hear about this bahrani tower

the competition will be between :

mubark tower - kuwait

al burj - dubai

the anonymous bahrani tower -bahrain
This is getting exciting :colgate:
 

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Man I cant believe this, its too bbig for Bahrain! ANd let me get this strauight this project is gonna consist of building 5 SUper tallls all in one go?!?! :nuts:

This is something im gonna have to wait for May7 to start taking seriously!
 

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Opera architect to build world's tallest building
02.05.2006 Print article (IE & NS 4+)


From the Copenhagen Post English Danish NewsPaper


Up, up and away. Danish architect pens plans for the world's tallest skyscraper in the Middle East

Henning Larsens Tegnestue A/S is predicted to build the world's tallest skyscraper at a height of 1022m.

The Danish architect firm's drafts have been chosen by a building contractor in Bahrain. The Danish firm is just waiting for approval from the king.

Louis Becker, director responsible for the project, insisted that the firm is very close to securing the deal.

This would not be the first time Larsen, well known for designing Copenhagen's new opera house, would be building in the Middle East. The architect is also responsible for designing both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1984) and the Royal Danish Embassy (1987) in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

Becker is scheduled to visit the small country situated in the Persian Gulf on 2 May.

According to public service broadcaster DR, the purpose of visit is to iron out final details.

The project is expected to be formally announced on 7 May.

Henning Larsens Tegnestue has been working on the plans for the project over the course of the previous year. If the project is realised after the approximately seven and a half years it would take, it will be a 'gigantic project for the firm', Becker told DR.

The project entails five towers, where the tallest would reach 1022m and have 200 stories. The building would house 30,000 people and would require an enormous elevator system. The second tallest tower would measure around 600m.


The five tower design is modelled after the five pillars of Islam. Louis Becker said the aim was not just to make an economic manifestation for Bahrain, but also a cultural one. That is why it is important that the sky-scraper project is local and Arabic focused, rather than American or European.

It was the building contractor's idea to build big, not Henning Larsens Tegnestue.

Henning Larsens Tegnestue was chosen because of Larsen's previous experiences with building in Saudi Arabia.

Although the tallest of the five towers will be almost twice as high as the world's tallest building, to date (Taiwan Taipei 101, 509m, built in 2004), there are already plans for a taller skyscraper on the way. 'The Mile', is the expected to be 1.6 km tall.
 

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skoulikimou said:
im sure they will increase the height of mubark tower once they hear about this bahrani tower

the competition will be between :

mubark tower - kuwait

al burj - dubai

the anonymous bahrani tower -bahrain
well considered the theme I bet the tower will be called Tawheed Tower?
 

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Skyline-BRN said:
Guys this is a DANISH :bash: Company!!! Do you think this will have an effect on this?!?!?! I have a bad feeling about this!! :bash:
Business is business man, and about the latest row, I think things calmed down, plus any project of this magnitude ain't goin to be messed up by idiots and I know who you have in mind.

I posted this earlier in the world forums.
 

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Bahrain wants the tallest

Bahrain is studying plans for 1,022-metre tall building designed by Danish firm Henning Larsens Tegnestue, which if built would be double the height of Taiwan Taipai 101, which at 506 metres is currently the world's tallest, according to Gulf Daily News. The plan envisages five towers which would house 30,000 people. It is expected to be announced on 7 May.

http://www.ameinfo.com/84845.html
 

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Bahraini Spirit said:
Business is business man, and about the latest row, I think things calmed down, plus any project of this magnitude ain't goin to be messed up by idiots and I know who you have in mind.

I posted this earlier in the world forums.
yeah true....and the contractors I belive are Bahraini....So im assuming they chose the Danish Company as their preffered architechts...I think they must have had other options but Im not sure.... though and if it becomes a problem Im sure they wouldnt hesistae to offer other architechtural firms.
 
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