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Mace picked for cultural centre in Oman

16 Jul 14 Mace has landed the role of project and cost manager for the Oman Cultural Complex (OCC) in Muscat.

The concept for the OCC was developed by the Ministry of Heritage & Culture to establish a national centre of culture as part of a strategy to promote cultural and artistic innovation.

The OCC will be the first of its kind in the Middle East, hosting three major buildings of national interest: the National Library with capacity to host five million volumes;  the National Archives, which will act as a four storey exhibition, public event area and a research and administration wing; and the National Theatre, which will be able to accommodate more than 1,000 people.

In addition there will be four facility buildings, which will host a children’s library, cinema, gallery and workshop, literary society headquarters and lecture hall and retail areas.

The scheme also includes a landscaped area, the Oasis Fruit Garden, which will accommodate 1100 palm trees, 750 fruit trees and 32,500 smaller trees and shrubs.

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