The Snøhetta-designed Fish Market building serves both as a focal point for the community of Muttrah and as a hub for Oman’s thriving fishing industry. This new waterfront landmark is on the lively corniche west of Muscat, on the coast of Gulf of Oman.
The site chosen for the project is one of only a few locations in the world where the ancient sea bed is still visible after tectonic activity elevated the bed to a 100 metres above sea level. Arup and Grimshaw have worked with the existing natural ridges and ravines that traverse the site to design the buildings and walkways, within the spectacular undulating land.
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Architects: Atelier Pod
Perched over 2,000 metres above sea level on the curving rim of a great canyon in Jabal Akhdar, Arabic for “The Green Mountain”, this resort has 115 keys and six restaurants.
Design: GM Architects
The Rotana Salalah is the largest five star hotel in Oman and comprises 400 rooms. Situated in Salalah it is one of the most beautiful hotels in the country thanks to its exceptional setting.
Cultural Centre Muscat, Oman – design by Architecture-Studio, architects – Muscat theatre building, National Archives and library: Oman cultural development.
The Wave Muscat, Oman – resort + residential development in the Middle East: CNBC International Property Awards – The Wave in Oman: Muscat development.
Yiti Resort & Spa Yiti, Oman – facilities include: 5-star hotels, professional golf course, marina, eco-centre, villas, apartments
Foster + Partners has revealed plans for a new, compact city for an estimated 200,000 residents that draws on traditional Omani architecture while offering a sustainable and contemporary lifestyle with the optimum urban density.