Duqum masterplan, Oman


This project consists of a Town Center as well as four residential quarters.
The planning of the Town Center is based on a Central Space that enhances pedestrian movement. This space is surrounded by functions including the Town Mosque, the Souq, Hotels, etc.
Several small open spaces are strategically positioned in the Town Center to encourage pedestrian use.
The study of the residential quarters addresses the issue of street layout and hierarchy. Moreover, green areas, playgrounds and pedestrian walkways are located to serve the residential zones.
Landscaping and the provision of adequate urban furniture will further enhance the quality of the walkways and the open spaces by minimizing the exposure of asphalted roads to sun radiation.
Water features are used prominently in the landscape, in order to refresh the micro-climate and improve the sensation of comfort during the day and night.