2019 Oct 13

House for Architectural Heritage in Bahrain

House for Architectural Heritage in Muharraq, Bahrain by Noura Al Sayeh and Leopold Banchini Architects.

Noura Al Sayeh and Leopold Banchini Architects
Photography Dylan Perrenoud

The house for Architectural Heritage is a centre that houses the archival collection of sketches and drawings by the architect John Yarwood, as well as serving as an exhibition space dedicated to architecture. John Yarwood resided in the city of Muharraq between 1983 and 1985, while he was serving at the Head of the Urban Renewal Department at the Ministry of Housing and fell in love with the city.

The project was commissioned by the Shaikh Ebrahim Centre for Culture & Research, a NGO established in 2002 in Muharraq Bahrain by Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa. The centre has been at the forefront of the conservation of traditional houses in Muharraq and in Bahrain in general, and to date has renovated and conserved more than 15 traditional buildings. Alongside the conservation work, the centre is an active player in the cultural field in Bahrain organizing weekly talks by intellectual, writers, poets and journalists from across the Arab World.


Architects: Noura Al Sayeh and Leopold Banchini Architects
Project: House for Architectural Heritage
Location: Muharraq, Bahrain
Photography: Dylan Perrenoud
Client: Sh. Ebrahim Centre for Culture & Research
Site Area: 209sm
Completed Date: 2017


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