The proposal takes inspiration
from the surrounding landscape as opposed to built forms creating a unique
feeling of lightness within a sinuous form that resembles abstracted birds
wings and half of the Oman national flag amongst various other formations. This
form envelopes all building functions together whilst still allowing each
entity to function autonomously both aesthetically and practically, using
simple methods of construction to achieve a strong visual effect with a series
of complex voids adding to the Piranesian experience.
The main emphasis of the design
was set upon creating extroverted spaces, with all of the wing shaped volumes
being carefully placed to create uninterrupted panoramic views similar to that
of a lighthouse.
Maximizing the surrounding views
out towards Muscat, the sea and the mountains, each space has a unique landscape
vision and it is in this way that the entire complex functions as a lighthouse.
This concept is further emphasized within the iconic tower that symbolizes the
verticality of a lighthouse.
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