The design approach for the Sohar University Masterplan was to integrate regional cultural and educational traditions with best-practice for educational design, campus planning and design sustainability. The campus establishes and revolutionises the design of Middle Eastern higher educational facilities.
The project consisted of the design of 12 buildings within the 2ha campus. The faculties included Business; Engineering and Humanities; Library and Administration; Graduation Hall; Lecture Theatre complex; extensions to Students’ Services and Cafeteria; Facilities Management; and Physical Education including 25m pool. The main entry addresses the formal axis aligning with the central landscaped court and water features whilst the various faculties are accessed from this space. The solution is bold yet appropriate for the Omani environment whilst complementing existing infrastructure within the campus.