Al Naseej Textile Manufacturing facility / Leopold Banchini Architects
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Shaded by a lightweight Arish construction, Bahraini weavers use to dig a gap within the floor to suit their legs. By this easy motion, the bottom was reworked into an countless desk to tense the wires wanted for his or her delicate work. Arish is a conventional constructing method utilizing the dry leaves of the date palms and weaving them into sturdy floor. As such, each the textile and the structure defending the artisans have been weaved onsite.
Al Naseej Manufacturing facility is a textile weaving facility and social house for the native craftspeople of Bani Jamrah. It’s a part of a broader effort by the Bahrain Authority for Tradition and Antiquities aimed toward redefining and reinvigorating conventional crafts and industries throughout Bahrain.
A decent grid of timber columns and beams is utilized to the positioning as each an organizing precept and reference to the date palm plantations of the north of the island irrigated by a fancy community of water channels. The ensuing constructing is a low and quiet gridded road elevation stretching your complete boundary of the positioning. Solely the palm timber pierce by the horizontal ceiling and grow to be the expression of the constructing.
Internally nevertheless, the construction positive factors figuration derived from the below-grade pits during which the weavers sit while working the timber loom. To this finish, areas for each the manufacturing of tapestries and weavings in addition to social alternate are outlined by a sequence of exact excavations under the completed ground degree of the constructing. Date palms, ponds and fountains are positioned all through the inside of the venture to additional break down the rigidity of the gridded construction. The construction is each a backyard and a constructing, open but protected. Particular features enclosed solely by glass panels dissolve within the shaded backyard.
Composed of regionally accessible supplies, the development of the constructing depends upon and celebrates native building and craft traditions. The shaded construction, greenery, water community and seating areas create a naturally refreshing backyard for the inhabitants of the village; a weaved structure.