Ras al Hamra Master Plan

Ras al Hamra Master Plan

Client: Ministry of Tourism
Location: Muscat, Oman
Size: 1.500.000 m2

The Omani Ministry of Tourism selected Fenwick Iribarren to participate in the Ras Al Hamra master plan competition in Muscat in an area currently occupied by an oil company.

The development of this master plan is constrained by two zones clearly differentiated by a ridge running north to south along the length of the site. This has conditioned a bi-polar zoning plan which enhances the overall scheme. The east zone, a more rationalised complex, denotes man’s dominance over nature in accordance with his needs, while the west zone, a more organic complex, denotes the predominance of nature over man.