Bahrain Pavilion

Weaving a dense cultural tapestry

  • Theme

    Density as opportunity

  • Location
  • Architect

    Christian Kerez

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Thin and light structural system

A colossal box with thin, lightweight metal skin mysteriously covered with small slits and silver rods towers over visitors at the Bahrain Pavilion.


The aluminum façade represents Bahrain's main export.

The Bahrain Pavilion creates images of weaving needles and the density of a traditionally woven fabric.