This project for high-tech, high end apartments in the Bahrain Financial Harbour was for a single or twin tower scheme up to 200 metres in height.
The brief coupled with the dual aspects of prime ocean and city views generated the simple slab massing of a dual loaded tower form.
At the base the tower has been swept to fi ll the irregular site shape and this enlarged volume filled with the podium programmes of retail, resident facilities and business centre.
To articulate the pure tower form and organise the internal and external spaces the mass has been sculpted by the insertion and indentation of elliptical forms that leave a series of both partially discernable and embedded voids.
The language applied across the surface form generates a pattern reminiscent of shifting sands and a visual expression from which the tower derives its name.