Architectural, construction and environmental matters of Bahrain's international formula 1 circuit
Alnaser, N. W., Flanagan, R., Al-Khalifa, S. E., Mumtaz, R., El-Masri, S. and Alnaser, W. E. (2007) Architectural, construction and environmental matters of Bahrain's international formula 1 circuit. Building and Environment, 42 (4). pp. 1783-1794. ISSN 0360-1323
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To link to this article DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2006.01.014
The Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) is considered its one of the best international racing car track in terms of technical aspects and architectural quality. Two Formula 1 races have been hosted in the Kingdom of Bahrain, in 2004 and 2005, at BIC. The BIC had recently won the award of the best international racing car circuit. This paper highlights on the elements that contributed to the success of such project starting from the architectural aspects, construction, challenges, tendering process, risk management, the workforce, speed of the construction method, and future prospects for harnessing solar and wind energy for sustainable electrification and production of water for the circuit, i.e. making BIC green and environment-friendly international circuit.