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Expansive Points of Reference: Bahrain

A deep understanding of wind behavior gained from 25 years of sailing prepared architect Shaun Killa to successfully promote the largest-ever integration of electricity generating wind turbines into the Bahrain World Trade Center.


The Bahrain World Trade Center is the first commercial building to fully integrate three large-scale wind turbines into its design. The towers are now internationally known for their striking architecture.  Architecture in Bahrain has won many global awards throughout the last decade. 1


The stability of Bahrain’s currency is complimented by membership in the wider group of the Gulf Cooperation Council if assistance was ever needed. However, assistance is not always a sure thing, and the volatility of the region’s oil prices has a disproportionate effect as well.


TCW Group Inc., which manages almost $200 billion, increased its holdings in Bahrain after the bonds depreciated in late June. 


Bahrain has hired investment bank Lazard Ltd. to consult with them on public finances. Lazard has historically been one of the best Emerging Market mutual fund companies. 2,3


Bahrain has been releasing very positive numbers and projections related to construction, lending and globalization. 4,5


For centuries, Muharraq, Bahrain was the Arabian Gulf’s pearling capital. It was the Gulf’s most active and prosperous pearling city. 1810 through 1923 were the peak years of the pearling economy. The decline in pearling was almost simultaneous with the discovery of oil in the region. 6


+ These expansive points of reference are intended to enhance neuroplasticity, positive thinking, empathy and situational awareness – to supplement the mainstream with some upstream.

Geoffrey Hill

Raisonné & Hammer Price Corporation


1.    http://www.bahrainwtc.com/content/architecture-design-awards

2.    “Bahrain: A New Era”, Moore.

3.    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-17/bahrain-bond-rally-fizzles-out-as-gulf-bailout-remains-elusive

4.    http://www.cbnme.com/news/bahrain-awards-tenders-2017/

5.    https://www.thenational.ae/business/banking/bahrain-banks-to-see-healthy-asset-growth-in-2018-says-bmi-1.754579

6.    https://pearlingpath.bh/en/history-of-pearling/


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