The new home of the Sultanate’s first and leading integrated telecommunications services provider, the Omantel Headquarters is both a tour de force of contemporary design and homage to Oman’s heritage and natural beauty. This notable addition to the Muscat Cityscape is the first building on the Madinat Al Irfan Business Park, a key element of the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre Campus – the country’s world-class business and events hub.
Inspired by the majestic flowing form of Oman’s traditional headdress, Al Massar, the building’s architecture brings together past, present and future as it entwines tributes to our dramatic geography, the role of the sun and moon in the fabric of our culture and society, and the cascade of communication across the airwaves as the Sultanate rises to the challenges of the 21st century.
The design competition for the building was conducted by OMRAN on behalf of Omantel and won by the internationally renowned firm, HDR. The brief was driven by three main elements – cost-effectiveness and internal layout efficiency as well as a unique approach to design that expressed technical advancements in telecommunications.