Project: Yenkit Resort Community, Oman
Client: Yenkit Tourism Development LLC
We were commissioned to prepare a detailed master plan and urban design proposals for a major new resort community. This was located in a tourism development area being encouraged by the government in pursuit of the ‘Vision 2020’ long term development plan.
Our work consisted of detailed site planning and visualization of a comprehensive community incorporating a town centre together with major 5-star hotels, apartments and villas, a championship golf course and community and tourist facilities.
The community was envisaged as a model resort based on principles of sustainable development and sound urban planning. It sought to embrace Omani heritage and environment in order to fulfil cultural aspirations. Our designs sought to build upon the great Arabic Islamic heritage while adding new influences from historic European and American sources.
The resort housing took a variety of forms inspired by the architecture of Omani jebel villages, the historic Islamic towns of Spain and Portugal as well as the Andalusian-style developments in California.