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Dynasty Hotel
North Ouzaiba - Oman
2013

The national flag of Oman consists of three stripes (White, green & red) with red bar on the left that contains the NATIONAL EMBLEM of Oman (Dagger & two swords), the badge of the AlbuSaidi Dynasty. This depicts crossed swords over a Khanjar, a traditional curved dagger. The national emblem is said to date to the 18th century. The white stands for peace and prosperity, the green for fertility and the green mountains and the red for the battles against foreign invaders. The image is the result of the union of two forms, two activities, and two worlds in one Dynasty: One the hotel, understood as a free structural envelope. The other, “Parking” a stack of platforms with complementary uses of the program.

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