MUSCAT: Following His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik’s Royal directives, the Muscat Municipality will implement the project that won the Bilarab bin Haitham Architectural Design Award.
“In translation of the royal orders of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik to assign Muscat Municipality to implement the Muttrah Square project, winner of the first edition of the Bilarab bin Haitham Award for Architectural Design, His Excellency Sayyid Saud bin Hilal Al Busaidi, Governor of Muscat, patronises the signing ceremony of the project handover memorandum,” Oman News Agency (ONA) tweeted on Tuesday.
The signing confirms the award’s vision to implement the project and develop the capabilities of Omani youth by translating their designs to be civilised landmarks that serve all segments of society, and add an aesthetic touch to the selected sites with their modern and youthful designs.
The Bilarab bin Haitham Architectural Design Award is the first ever honour related to architecture and architects in the Sultanate.
“The award was instituted with the blessing from the Sultanate’s Sultan and an affirmation from His Majesty that young Omani citizens are the tools and pillars of the national building and are able to take their country progress to the ranks of developed countries,” said Ahmed Al Shukaili, member of the award committee.