Rethinking the waterfront is a major opportunity to reclaim this emblematic area of Bahrain, an archipelago of 33 islands whose long-standing relation to the sea has been threatened by some recent developments.
The BFTPI project (Bahrain French Town Planning Initiative) kicked off in March 2016 bringing together Expertise France (representative), AREP Ville, Setec and Egis. The aim was to provide the Kingdom of Bahrain with urban development tools by implementing strategic planning tools. The Waterfront project has allowed to bring into operation the suggested methodology.
The Bahrain Waterfront project showcases a new model of sustainable urban development that has brought together the expertise of Menighetti in urban programming and of AREP Ville in urban development.