Turkish Embassy in Muscat
The New Turkish Embassy in Muscat, facing the Gulf of Oman is located in the Embassy District. The solid-void disposition of the embassy stands in contrast to neighboring embassies where buildings as figures or objects that ‘sit on the ground’ rendering the open spaces as leftovers. In the Turkish Embassy the open spaces are designed as figures carved in the ground of building masses and frame the open courtyards.
Horizontally articulating spatial relationships, which could be encapsulated as mat building, open, semi-open or closed passages between spaces, modular dispersions of these historical buildings has been referred in this project. Spatial architypes such as open courtyards, porticos, hypostyle, iwans has been inspired from indigenous features of Anatolian and Mediterranean culture.
Courtyards, portico’s, narrow passages and brise soleil’s create a pleasant microclimatic conditions in the hot and humid regions.
- 2014 – 2016
- TEGET Architecture
- Construction Drawings in Detail