Al Batinah Regional Plan
+ City of Liwa Master Plan
14,286 acres / 6,000 hectares of city master plan
Perkins+Will was selected as a part of a larger team of engineers and environmentalists to plan 200 miles of the coastal area of the Al-Batinah region in Oman, and also to develop a sustainable master plan for the wilayat of Liwa. Al-Batinah occupies a strategic geographical and economic location along the coast of Gulf of Oman. Its fertile agricultural plain and its numerous mineral deposits account for Batinah being the most populous region of Oman. Liwa plays an important role in the Omani economy as a commercial outlet and major industrial center, including the Greater Sohar Port and Industrial area.
Our team developed an environmentally responsible plan to transition the rapidly developing small villages of the Al-Batinah region to responsibly planned urbanized areas. The regional plan advocates for the necessary balance between accommodation of urban growth and preservation of valuable agricultural land for farming. Detailed planning studies identified a key planning framework for future socioeconomic development in this coastal region, to help diversify the economy, identify future infrastructure requirements, provide detailed land uses that are coordinated and harmonious with the existing context, and provide a comprehensive sustainable growth management strategy for the area.