LOM designed the flagship National Bank of Oman headquarters (NBO) in Muscat. The dramatic structure – with a total area of approximately 50,000 sqm – stands on a prominent site on Al Sultan Qaboos Street, near the Grand Mosque and the city centre.
The design takes its inspiration from the history and topography of Oman, reinterpreted in a contemporary idiom. The 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.