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Al-Khonji Hotel

The design proposal for six floors Al-Khonji hotel aims to combine the traditional local architecture and modern global architecture into an integrated volume. For this goal, 5O7studio explored the local architecture and Muscat’s historic buildings, so as a result three elements include Islamic arches, Islamic patterns and white dense volumes have been selected among many elements. In the other hand, we considered hotel as a modern building that should provide appropriate facilities and comfortable place for guests. Therefore the combinations of these two concepts make a volume that contains two distinct main parts: the modern volume faced to north direction and the traditional volume located in north-west part of the site. Although the hotel building has two separated parts, the façade which made of Islamic patterns connects these two and consequently makes an integrated volume. According to the sunshine in Muscat, the hotel rooms faced to the north to gain less direct sunshine and also the room’s terrace covered with a wooden shelter. Designing green terraces in different levels and making an inner garden on ground floor help to adjust the temperature in hot weather.

Project Name:

Al-Khonji Hotel

Location:

Muscat

Country

Oman

Project Year:

2014

Programme:

Hotel

Design Manager:

Yahya Nourian

Design Team:

M.h. Kasraei

Status:

Concept