Oman’s 4.3km2 Botanical garden has now crossed a key milestone in its construction process. Developers working on the edifice in Muscat have now finished raising the Northern Biome’s first structural arch.
Explaining the process and components of the structure, Grimshaw noted that the arch has seven parts that were first welded on the ground to reduce them to a cluster of three. Afterward, they craned and welded them into position.
This arch is positioned at the center of the 40m x 31m building and is only one of 43 that will be raised as part of the 26-tonne structure.
The biome will feature a display of the landscapes of the mountains in Northern Hajar, a recreation of agricultural terraces, and the habitat of ancient juniper trees at the heights of the mountains.
Oman Botanic Garden, when completed, will hold the record of the largest of such in the whole Arabian Peninsula and one of the world’s largest as well.
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