Marsa Plaza, our new public space for Al Mouj in Oman had its grand public opening on 11th of April. His Excellency Sayyid Badr bin Hamed Al Busaidi, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a number of dignitaries came to open the new public square to music and fireworks.
Located at the intersection between the main boulevard and the marina promenade, the Plaza forms the public heart of Al Mouj, the award winning new urban development that is expanding the Muscat coastal strip towards the airport.
Shaded by a series of canopy inspired by the patterns of traditional Omani architecture, the Plaza is a gathering space for residents, a leisure destination for visitors and a performance arena for events.
The canopies and trees provide shading from the sun and the plaza terraces towards the marina, opening views out to sea and forming a number of benches inviting occupation. The water feature at the centre of the Plaza has quickly turned the space into a family play destination, and regular concerts and performances will take place on the main stage in the weekends.
ACME Newsletter Summer 2018