Burgess & Niple architects designed the first airport for the Middle Eastern city of Sohar, Oman. As the only passenger and cargo facility in the region, the multifaceted project is anticipated to drive tourism and commerce, bringing the community into the 21st century.
The project included comprehensive master planning, detailed design and tender documents for the 30 year development of the airport. Design work included all site development such as roadway design, stormwater management, utilities and facility infrastructure. The area’s desert climate along the coastline required careful consideration for stormwater management as part of the planning and design process.
The infrastructure of the airport was planned to handle the world’s largest airliner – the Airbus A380. This translates to extraordinary requirements for runways and facilities, including the design of one of the longest runways in the Middle East.