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The Royal Opera House is a state-of-the-art opera and concert venue for up to 1,000 visitors.
The image of the building draws on traditional Omani features from famous grand villas and forts to give a statuesque structure sympathetic to the grand style of modern Omani public buildings.
It uses traditional forms of colonnades, terraces and sculptural tower forms and is finished in locally-sourced light coloured stone and complementary stucco.
COWI's fire engineers assisted the designers WATG Architects in developing a fire safety strategy based on international design standards while ensuring local compliance and approvals.
A performance based approach using computational fire simulations and egress analysis was used to demonstrate that fire and smoke from a fire in stage tower did not spread to auditorium.
The eight hectare site in the centre of Muscat is being developed as the start of a new urban quarter with landscaped park, cultural market, museums, retail shops and a village square.
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8-acre site, venue for up to 1,000 visitors.
Royal Estate Affairs of Oman
COWI's fire egineering services
Construction commenced in April 2007, and the opera house opened late 2011.