Al Liwan embodies the essence of the ‘Live, Work and Play’ lifestyle. Nestled within the neighborhoods of Hamala in Bahrain, the development is firmly connected to its context.
Derived from the deep-rooted Arabian culture, the name Al Liwan reflects cohesion, unity and getting together, as it signifies the yard located in the centre of old homes in this region, where family members used to gather for feasts; this reflects the essence of Al Liwan; providing a space to gather with a family atmosphere.
Surrounded by residential developments, schools and adjacent to transport links to greater Bahrain, Al Liwan will act as a focal point to the surrounding area for shopping, meeting and relaxing. A main Boulevard runs through the site connecting various uses of retail, restaurants, coffee shops and entertainment.
Parking is abundant and located evenly around the site. Street front promenades are pedestrian scale and have been landscaped to provide a green comfort zone between roads and buildings. Kinetic water features and dramatic lighting are used throughout the scheme to create a playful environment and enhance end users’ experiences.
The heart of the project is the Central Plaza, a spacious courtyard linked to all points of the development and designed for public gatherings and entertainment.