Seven Seas Mixed Use development
Sultan Qaboos, Muscat, Oman
Client: Seven Seas
Built up area: 247,689m²
Floors: 2B + G + 7F
Scope: Design & Construction Supervision
Status: Concept Design
Six neighbouring plots combine into one totalling to 51,013m². The proposed development is designed in line with state and province regulations for building construction for each specified plot, which allows for an interesting and functional building segmentation. This results in a development that is designed to take an advantage of the prevailing winds coming from north-east and north-west which help with thermal regulation increasing the comfort levels within the built environment.
Taking an inspiration from the natural mountainous landscape of the Sultanate of Oman, the building forms and massing is shaped by inclining segmented lines. The lines are presented in the façade breakdown providing the flexibility of divisions among building forms. The continuity of the massing, however, is achieved by taking the form of mountains successive receding.
The landscape is designed to follow the architectural theme of segmentation yet integration. The terracing landscape closely relates to mountains successive recesses. Sloped planes cut into a series of flat surfaces creating a cascading water feature located strategically at the north opening effectively cooling the north winds that enter the site. The landscape treatment continues down the spine of the development with a number of fountains and smaller green surfaces breaking the paved plaza.