Restoring the old Muscat International Airport Passenger Terminal.
Envisioned as a restoration, rather than renovation, The Old Muscat International Airport Passenger Terminal is transforming into a state-of-the-art district of culture and innovation.
At the heart of the concept, “Looking back to look forward” is our method to achieve the synergy between the Terminal’s previous function with its future. The project aims to preserve history, heritage, and memory while presenting a canvas for its users to progress.
The means to do so is two-fold: firstly, by creating a raw space and noble, filled with natural sunlight. Secondly, nostalgic about what the airport represented by preserving the layers of history and critical recognisable elements of the Terminal to maintain and uphold the historical, emotional, and nostalgic memory.
The Terminal will now function as a district, with its 51,378 sqm area enticing cultural development and innovation via spaces for an aviation museum, ateliers, events, education, business, F&B and retail.
PenguinCube’s role was to develop the vision for the project.