Arts Centre Sea Plaza

2010 / 2010

Al Hail Sea Plaza

Culture / Public facilities

Exhibition (1 800 sqm), library (450 sqm), central plaza

The new urban landmark in Muscat is a major project for the Sultanate of Oman, as it represents a new urban centre in the heart of the city. The project will reflect Omani history and will be dedicated to future generations.

The landmark will be a simple and pure form. The main design is developed on the basis of double circles (generated by both the mountain and the sea), thus inducing a selfevident iconic shape. The mineral façade treatment consists of Oman stone with twitted glass that filters sunlight. The ground floor level will host an Arts gallery, a projection area and a VIP lounge. The first level will host the library and the digital library. Depending on the time of the day, the plaza will change its aspect through several water basins reflecting the mountain, the sea and the city. At night time, an exceptional vertical light will give it visibility from the city and the sea.

This landmark project will inspire the Omani youth to understand their heritage, culture and achievements under the guidance of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said.

Client: Muscat Municipality
Architect: AS.Architecture-Studio
Mission: Concept design
Surface: 2 250 sqm
Competition: 2010

Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Al Hail Sea Plaza

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