Design intentions To understand the nature and history of Bab Al-Bahrain we need to look at the atmospheric contents of its place and the nature of the people who glided amongst those grounds. We forget the colors, the materials and the cars and we remember all what connects us to the people. Here details matter and somehow they form in our minds an image we relate to as we come back to it later when all has changed.
In my opinion what connects us to spaces are neither the beauty of the colors, nor the smooth/rough feeling of their materials…these things are temporary. In order to create a more rooted connection we need to relate our occupants to a memory; memories happen when communication occurs and in order to begin a conversation we need to attract people. Our mode of attracting people differs from building to building, and though many of us think of it as a visual attraction I can see that we are more likely to get attached to places we can feel and spaces we can easily walk through…undisturbed by the flashes of cameras and the noise of nearby constructions.
The idea was to create an open space that attracts people to dwell around in. We need not worry about attracting their eyes because once the space is enamored the eye sees beauty in everything.