Zaha Hadid Architects Unveils Billion-Dollar Waterfront Housing Project In Muscat With Cultural Quarter & More

Zaha Hadid Architects introduces US$1.3 BN waterfront oasis in Oman.

by Deeplata Garde
Zaha Hadid Architects Unveils Billion-Dollar Waterfront Housing Project In Muscat With Cultural Quarter & More

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has set its sights on transforming Muscat, Oman’s capital city, with the unveiling of its ambitious US$1.3 billion proposals. The renowned architectural practice’s vision encompasses creating a vibrant new waterfront mixed-use neighbourhood that promises to redefine the cityscape and enhance the quality of life for residents.

A Visionary Transformation Of Muscat

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At the heart of ZHA’s plans lies the revitalization of an existing administrative and industrial area of Muscat, breathing new life into the urban landscape. The proposals include the development of new residential neighbourhoods, mixed-use developments catering to government departments, and the creation of a dynamic cultural quarter, all seamlessly integrated to foster a sense of community and connectivity.

From Marina To Canal Walkway: A Multifaceted Experience

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ZHA’s visionary proposals extend beyond mere infrastructure to offer a holistic living experience. The new neighbourhood will boast a marina, inviting beaches, state-of-the-art sports facilities, and a scenic canal walkway, providing residents with a diverse array of recreational opportunities right at their doorstep. With a population capacity of 64,500, the Al Khuwair district is poised to become a bustling hub of activity and innovation.

A Sustainable Future

Partnering with consultants Buro Happold and real-estate specialist CBRE, ZHA has placed sustainability at the forefront of its design ethos. The proposals include the retrofit of existing buildings for the ministry campus, implementation of on-site renewables, and interventions to promote low-energy and water usage. Emphasizing public transport and walkability, the development embodies a commitment to environmental stewardship and responsible urban planning.

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Embracing Growth And Innovation

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As Oman embarks on a trajectory of rapid urban development, ZHA’s proposals stand as a testament to the nation’s vision for the future. With a pipeline of planned urban projects totalling $33 billion (£25.7 billion) over the next two decades, the country is poised for unprecedented growth and transformation. The SOM-master-planned extension to the capital, named after Sultan Haitham bin Tariq, exemplifies this ambition, with plans to accommodate thousands of residents in a meticulously planned urban environment.

In the words of ZHA associate director Paolo Zilli, the development is designed to bridge local and international communities while embracing a sustainable vision for the future. With its innovative design, strategic partnerships, and commitment to environmental responsibility, ZHA’s proposals promise to shape the future of Muscat and set a new standard for urban living in Oman.

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