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Lightivity have recently completed the lighting design to the new flagship headquarters building for the National Bank of Oman (NBO) in Muscat.


The dramatic structure, with a total area of approximately 50,000sqm, stands on a prominent site on Al Sultan Qaboos Street, near the Grand Mosque and the city centre.

The architectural design of the building by LOM takes it’s inspiration from the history and topography of Oman, reinterpreted in a contemporary idiom. The exterior façade lighting design was inspired by the natural day and sunlighting effects found in the local mountain ranges, with areas of light and dark existing together to provide a graduating, layered lighting treatment which enhances the dramatic stepped façade.

The internal atrium, inspired by Oman’s wadi gorges, delivers a series of dramatic internal spaces. These balance public access with security requirements to create a multi-functional facility that serves as both a staff resource and semi-public and event space.

The building also incorporates a boardroom suite, archiving facility, main vault, roof terrace, underground staff car parking, cafeteria and data centre together with workspace for up to 800 people. A bank branch is also provided, allowing NBO customers access to the head office building at ground floor level.


Construction Week Oman Awards 2018

Shortlisted Finalist


Commercial Project of the Year 2018 

Construction Week Middle East Awards

Shortlisted Finalist


Best Commercial Project 2018

The Dossier Construction Infrastructure Awards and Summit (DCIAS). 


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