Jawharet Al Shatti

Shatti, Sultanate of Oman

The project is located in a prime location of Muscat sea side in Sultanate of Oman this old construction was built as a commercial center. it consisted of all kinds and varieties of retail shops. The shape of the project has its root in curves like the Arab gulf sea waves, there is a grid from which curves emerge to shape all the peaks of the project with a progression in the direction of the sea.
The openings are also created to emphasize the program to create wonderful roof.

We have tried to prioritize a low mass versus a more apparent profile, we have structured the project as a sum of adjacent programmatic openings which will allow a high level of connectivity: circulation areas become part of the useable space, allowing the visitors to use this spaces to interact or to work.  The arches along the facades that characterize traditional Omani an architecture has been transformed into debate and production areas, where they can use it as shops an outdoor but curved coffee shops.

more info