Muscat is a modern, 600,000 inhabitants town, that developed on the coastal plain between the mountains of Al Jabal Al Akhdar and the Gulf of Oman. West of downtown, the Al Azaiba Park was established along a wadi (or dry river), going through a new residential district for two kilometers.The lighting of the Park has allowed characterizing and affirming at night the amazing picture of this dry river.
It accentuates the asymmetry between the East and West riverbanks. A blue beacon at the top of luminous columns, regularly implemented on the upper Western promenade, manifests the topography and the slope of the river “flowing” towards the sea in the North. This large floodplain space, with a width varying between 40 and 100 meters, was to remain free of any lighting poles in the lower walks as in the bed of the wadi, so as to let the water rise in case of strong thunderstorms.
Night sceneries were designed to enliven the site and encourage the various uses of this new district, while leaving the bed of the wadi in the darkness.