Hôtel JW Marriott, Manama, Bahrain

The JW Marriott Hotel is a landmark, facing the breathtaking panorama of Bahrain Bay. Emerging from the park, the skyscraper is covered by a folded facade protecting the « porte cochere ». The interior of the building is conceived as a vertical oasis. Floating on a water mirror, the hall faces the park. Its transparent facade welcomes the clients in a fresh and shaded atmosphere.  A majestic stair leads to the main Ballroom, the meeting room, and the business centre. At upper levels, panoramic rooms and apartments overlook the sea and hanging gardens create a delicate and relaxing ambience in the restaurants. The rooftop of the building reveals a shaded pool terrace dominating Bahrain’s Bay. Asserting a new landmark in Bahrain Bay’s skyline, the architecture of the hotel tower is based on 2 main concepts:
• The vertical oasis: welcoming and fresh, the hotel shows no exterior podium. Its transparent groundfloor floating above the water mirror creates a continuity with the perspective of the park. Hanging gardens and a rooftop terrace create a vertical landscape arising from the ground.
• The folded facade: the building is protected by a folded facade, providing panoramic views from the interior spaces.



Antoine Buisseret, Alexandre Franc


Ralph Abdeljalil, Catherine Bonnier, Kalina Petkova, Julian Deglas, Selma Khamlichi