Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort

Location: Muscat, Oman

Client: Zubair

Category: Hospitality

Surface: 50 ha

Design Team: Lead Consultant - Atkins, Concept Architects -WATG, Project Management - TIMEt

The lighting design of the Barr Al Jissah is a comprehensive lighting solution for all exterior and interior public spaces of the 5 star resort and spa. The design is sympathetic to the natural environment and meets the demands of a luxury resort. It combines local cultural elements with luxurious interplay of light and materials. It was an exciting task continually balancing the old and new, translated using the language of modern lighting technology.

The exterior lighting visually ties the three hotels and landscape together while each hotel retains its unique design and atmosphere for their specific function and clientele. Bespoke lighting solutions such as the large fibre and crystal chandelier were achieved by close collaboration with manufacturers.

The project was winner of the Hospitality & Leisure category and also overall winner as Middle East Project of the Year at the MELDA Lighting Design Awards in 2007.