CW Oman Awards: Commercial Project crowned

Check out which firm scooped the prize for Commercial Project of the Year at the Construction Week Oman Awards 2016 in Muscat

The CW Oman Awards 2016 took place at the Grand Hyatt Muscat.
The CW Oman Awards 2016 took place at the Grand Hyatt Muscat.

Hoehler + Al Salmy, formerly known as Hoehler + Partner, secured the Commercial Project of the Year Award at the Construction Week Oman Awards 2016.

The company received the trophy in recognition of its work at the University of Buraimi. The award was presented at a gala dinner and winners’ ceremony, which took place in Muscat last night.

The University of Buraimi was praised by Construction Week’s panel of industry judges for reflecting a sustainable and efficient approach to design, delivered through the integration of locally-sourced products and the latest technology.

One member of the panel described this project as “a clear winner, which ticks all the boxes for heritage, sustainability, and high standards of design and delivery”.

Commenting on the award, Muhammad Sultan Al Salmy, managing director at Hoehler + AlSalmy, said: “It feels great to win. Education contributed big time to this achievement. Hoehler + AlSalmy is known worldwide for its vision and creative contributions to architecture. In Oman, we have established a niche for ourselves [in education] by delivering a number of landmark developments.

“What’s more, we have great projects coming up in 2016. One of these developments is next to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. It’s huge; a 120,000-sqm project. Added to that, we rebranded ourselves recently, and we hope that this works to our advantage.

“Hoehler + AlSalmy looks forward to the Construction Week Oman Awards every year,” Al Salmy concluded.

Other shortlisted nominations for the category included the Duty Free Terminal at Muscat International Airport, and the Exhibition Hall at the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech Oman).

Construction Week would like to thank its panel of industry judges for selecting the ultimate winners of this year’s awards categories.

We would also like to extend our gratitude to this year’s sponsors, without whom the CW Oman Awards would not be possible. The event was held in partnership with The Big Show Oman, Gold Category Sponsors Aecom and FAMCO, Category Sponsors Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and S&T Interiors and Contracting, and Official Aluminium Extruder, National Aluminium Products Company (NAPCO).

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