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Al Dana Amphitheater, Bahrain / SL Architects

Respect for natural surroundings – including the nature of the location’s individual characteristics, such as sun paths and shadows, wind direction, and terrain – is what ultimately evokes the strongest bond to that nature, allowing the amphitheatre to be an organic and everlasting part of its existence. The materials and technologies chosen serve to complement that theme, allowing for a low impact footprint and meeting recycling/re-use objectives. The amphitheatre was essentially inserted into a quarry, and orientated to have the ‘Jebel’ as a backdrop. The sun path rises from behind the Jebel and sets behind the audience and the BIC…