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SOM's Expansive Four Seasons Hotel Opens in Bahrain Bay

12:00 - 20 March, 2015
SOM's Expansive Four Seasons Hotel Opens in Bahrain Bay, © SOM
© SOM

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's (SOM) latest endeavor, a Four Seasons Hotel called Bahrain Bay, has been officially opened. Occupying a private 12-acre island, the hotel creates a dynamic new focal point and a thriving destination for the developing Bahrain Bay district. As part of SOM's masterplan, the hotel is an important milestone in activating the waterfront area. 

Modernism in the Arab World: Bahrain's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

00:00 - 28 July, 2014
Modernism in the Arab World: Bahrain's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

In Bahrain's pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale, the country uses its position on the eastern edge of the pan-Arabic region to investigate modernity's impact on the Arab world: first as a colonial imposition, then as a local attempt to reconcile global and Arabic culture, then finally as an acceptance of neoliberal ideals.

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