Project’s masterplan is said to combine several progressive and innovative ideas
Developer Tasmim says that work on Habitat, its new community living project, is progressing at pace and is on track for completion in Q1, 2022. On completion, Habitat is expected to become a commercial success and a premium destination to live, work, shop and meet.
Located in Muscat, the 75,000sqm mixed-use development is a JV between Omani conglomerate Shanfari Group of Companies and European architecture company Mandressi. The project seeks to transform Al Khuwair’s Plot 190 into a world-class destination.
“Habitat is a result of a vision that was born to bring in an unrivalled living, working and entertainment destination to the heart of the city. Now, we are on the cusp of untapping the potential of a site that had a stand-alone office building, into one of the largest living, working, retail and entertainment projects in the sultanate. This development will not only serve as an economic engine but will also create a one-of-a-kind, mixed-use community living destination for present and future generations to enjoy,” said Alessandro Daverio, CEO from Tasmim.
According to a statement, the project is located in the residential and commercial growth corridor of Al Khuwair. It will feature apartments, offices and a shopping mall, which the developer says is being built in a distinct but connected manner on the site’s unique topography, with the goal of driving aesthetic and emotional appeal for the community.
Daverio added, “Habitat’s 75,000sqm development will make way for several ambitious and transformative opportunities in the time to come.”
Habitat’s masterplan is said to combine several progressive and innovative ideas. The blend of residences, offices and a shopping mall bound together by a coherent open space, allowed the design team to create a project that pioneers several design initiatives to promote wellbeing, the statement said.
The design also looks to utilise Shanfari Group of Company’s products, in consideration of the ambition to create a model of urbanism, said the developer.
Jan-Willem Krijgsman, project development manager at Tasmim commented, “We are creating a new paradigm for how people and companies will work, as well as live and enjoy time with family and friends. Through Habitat, it is our aspiration to push the boundaries of design and construction and introduce a model of urbanism, centered on people. As one of the first true mixed-use community living developments of scale to come to Al Khuwair, Habitat will bring next generation offices, residences and a Shopping destination together with beautifully landscaped open spaces, world-class dining, shopping and entertainment offerings.”