ROP HEADQUARTERS, OMAN Master Architect: Edge (Previously L+B Design Group)
Total GFA: 10,405 m²
Site Area : 5.1 hectares
The Royal Oman Police Directorate General of Projects and maintenance has issued a tender for the design of the Directorate General of Traffic Headquarters at Airport Heights. The project is to be culturally responsive to the rich history and bright future of Oman, environmentally responsive to the local climate to assure sustainability and show strong disciplined character to represent the proud tradition of the Royal Oman Police and their core values of security, peace and stability. The site is located to the south of Muscat International Airport, to the south of Sultan Qaboos highway, near the existing Safety Institute, Registration and Testing Facility and not far from the Officers’ accommodation. The Omani tradition of building sustainably for centuries should serve as a source of inspiration for the layout and provide a strong link back to the cultural setting of the project. The discipline, strength and character of the Royal Oman Police must be clearly felt in the building form and site organization.