Arcapita Bank Headquarters Manama, Bahrain


The Delmatic system at the dramatic new Arcapita Bank Headquarters provides advanced addressable control of lighting within the Office Tower and the adjacent Mosque: the building incorporates cutting-edge services design to act as a benchmark for sustainable development in the Middle East.

The Delmatic Dali system is designed to provide flexible and energy-efficient control throughout the office floors, conference facilities, auditorium and restaurant. The system provides addressable switching and dimming of lighting and incorporates total Dali functionality including Dali presence detectors, Dali multi-sensors for daylight-linking, Dali switches, Dali scene setting and comprehensive management and monitoring through graphical software.

To optimise overall efficiency, the lighting management system integrates via OPC with the building IBMS system to share strategic data including the occupation status of individual areas: this enables other building services to be related to occupation and be aware of occupancy using the lighting management system sensors.

Arcapita Bank Headquarters
Architect: Skidmore Owings and Merrill
Consultant: Atkins
Contractor: Mercury
Size: 48,000 sq.m