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Ministry of Information, Government of Oman
Al Qurm, Muscat, Oman.
Concept Design for
The design for this 20,000 sq.m. ministry office building
takes its inspiration from the Omani fortifications
patrimony, combining the circular forms of the Portuguese
forts with the white-washed forms of for example the
fort at Sohair. With the first two levels split, the full third
level forms a 'canopy' over an open entry courtyard. As
one enters the building courtyard, the view is focused on
an offshore island.