SOHAR INTERNATIONAL HEAD OFFICE

Muscat, Oman

Calatrava International designed the new head office for Sohar International Bank inspired by the ‘Moebius strip’, a symbol of infinity. This surface twists and folds onto itself, supported by a superstructure and shaded by a Mashrabiya screen, which changes its solidity level optimised for the respective orientation. The complex building comprises of offices, a retail bank, data centre, auditorium, banqueting hall and several other functions.

 

Our Founding Partner Bálint had the environmental lead and was the technical project coordinator while working for Urban Systems Design. Key tasks included the optimisation of the Mashrabiya screen (providing shade while allowing daylight) and developing a bespoke ventilation concept in the hot dry climate.

Typology

Bank Headquarters

Size

67,500 m2

Value

Confidential

Status

Completion exp. 2023

Our Involvement

Environmental Design and Technical Lead at Urban Systems Design

Client

Sohar International

Project Team

Calatrava International Architects & Engineers