With its outstanding landscape and wealth of cultural and heritage assets, Bahrain’s waterfront is both the island’s maritime front and the showcase for its historical and modern identity. However, today it is suffering from a dual paradox:
Therefore, Bahrain entrusted to BFTPI the support of a concrete pilot project by drafting the comprehensive plan for the coastal area of Manama-Muharraq – a 46-kilometre strip of land that concentrates the Kingdom’s challenges. The objective is to turn the waterfront development into the pivotal point of a new sustainable urban strategy and a showcase for the development of Bahrain.
A masterplan is a concept plan setting out:
Thus, the Manama-Muharraq Concept Masterplan exemplifies the Strategic Plan directions for urban development, directly applies the Guidelines and tests the new role of the Urban Planning and Development Authority (UPDA) for project delivery. The layout plan helps highlighting the key assets of the country: conservation of cultural heritage, protection of the green lands, simplified access for pedestrian and promotion of the waterfront.
– Production of a comprehensive masterplan for the Manama-Muharraq waterfront including:
– The Manama-Muharraq concept masterplan was approved by the High Comittee of Urban Planning on 15 March 2018.