Buro Happold nets great catch in Oman

Buro Happold is celebrating its latest win – the new fish market complex in Muscat, the capital city of Oman.

Designed by Snohetta, this high-profile project in the heart of the city will be a new waterfront landmark and will replace the existing 1960’s building with modern trading spaces and will feature landing, refrigeration, preparation, packing and restaurant facilities.

Buro Happold principal Nick Nelson said: “This is an opportunity to add another exciting and innovative project to a growing list of successful collaborations between Scandinavian architects and Buro Happold in the Middle East.”

The new market will form a focal point on the Muscat quayside by replacing the existing premises, which whilst housing a very popular and traditional working market, visited by locals and tourists alike in their thousands every year, has seen demand outgrow its capacity and functionality.

The regeneration project will be led by Buro Happold’s Copenhagen office, which moved to new, dedicated premises in the centre of the city in January this year. The team, which is expanding to fulfil the demands of the growing project workload, has enjoyed a wide portfolio of national and international projects which include the Children’s Discovery Centre in Massar, Syria, the Alsion Campus at Syddansk University in Denmark, the International Diplomatic School in Saudi Arabia and the Nykredit Bank in Denmark.

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