MUSCAT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
The new international airport terminal in Muscat, Oman, acts as a gateway to Oman and surrounding areas. The building, built at a cost of $1.8 billion, was opened in March 2018 and is a significant piece of infrastructure for the area, accommodating up to 40 flights an hour. It was named the World’s Leading New Airport 2018 in the World Travel Awards.
The revamped Muscat International Airport is expected to have the capacity to handle more than 12 million passengers a year and 48 million passengers after the completion of a number of four-phase construction projects.
The terminal, the first stage, covered 580,000 square metres and features 86 check-in counters, 10 baggage claim belts, 40 gates for both departure and arrival, 29 lounges, 29 aircraft stands with jet-bridges as well as a new control tower.
It has the capacity to handle large aircraft such as the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747.
The landmark building’s design includes over 20 façade types including vertical glazed walls, glazed skylights, glazed bridges, standing seam roofs and canopies.
Inhabit was engaged by the head contractor Bechtel ENKA, to provide façade and BMU consultancy services for the project. The role included reworking of the façade systems design, with construction support including technical reviews and site inspections.
ScopeFAÇADE CONSULTING + ACCESS + MAINTENANCE
DeveloperSULTANATE OF OMAN
ArchitectsLARSEN, A&CE | COWI