Oman unveils first 'green' smart building

Oman unveils first 'green' smart building

Rendering from Trade Arabia

Oman-based Teejan Group of Companies has launched its first solar-powered building project for smart offices. The Taj will take shape on a 3,942-square-meter area in the Ghala region of the sultanate, according to Trade Arabia.

The Taj will boast a three-story underground parking for 270 vehicles, reception office, restaurants, cafes, mini-market, a bank and other facilities to meet the needs of the employees, customers and visitors, reported Oman Observer.

The 13-story project will feature a variety of the latest technologies and high-end specifications, equipped with fast Internet connections, officials said.

Taj will be the first office building in Oman to be equipped with a robot to work as a guide for the visitors. The building will be solar-powered alongside smart lighting and air-conditioning systems. It will boast four elevators, special areas at each floor for break and coffee, a business centre equipped with display screens and sound system, a golf court and a spa with a Jacuzzi and sauna.

Taj will feature heat-reflective glass, suspended ceilings, porcelain and marble for corridors and entrances, special entrance for the handicapped, fire detection devices, male and female toilets at each floor, prayer rooms and a fountain at the reception area, CCTV cameras and around-the-clock security.

Touted by project managers as a “game changer,” Taj will see company owners control the electronic systems at their offices through a smart phone application.

The internal design provides safety and comfortability. All communications platforms, such as the Internet and the phone lines, are made to make work easier and “smart.”

Work is expected to start within the next few weeks and is due to be completed in early 2020.


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