The Kanoo Museum
MANAMA SOUQ, BAHRAIN
Transformation proposal in an existing building, including a new façade and ground floor and first floor refurbishment. Firstly, the existing metal cladding will be removed and replaced with a traditional-looking. New mouldings and dark hardwood shutters and railing will be added. Giving back the traditional appearance to the headquarters building, the arcade exterior ceiling will be covered with a painted wooden framework. The wider new arcade invites the pedestrian to visit both the introductory exhibition and coffee shop and the renovated travel agency. Furthermore, traditionally used luxury materials such as white marble, brass and dark hardwood will be combined with the modern designer furniture.