The Pearling Path


United Arab Emirates


Structural engineering

Our Involvement

The Bahrain Pearling Path is a cultural heritage site consisting of three oyster beds in the northern waters of Bahrain.  The second cultural landmark in Bahrain, the Pearling Path became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012.

Working alongside architect Valerio Olgiati, we supported with structural designs for a new open aired museum, which contains ruins forming part of the Pearling Path.

The new concrete structure was designed to be built from the original pearl market trader’s stall; a structure built from coral stone. Our designs which included large span flat concrete roof structures, utilised finite element analysis, which allowed the newly created columns to be positioned without disturbing the existing structure.