Recent decades of city development has contributed to deterioration of Wadi Adai, the largest wadi (riverbed) of Muscat. The project aims to reverse this deterioration and encourage a sustainable future for both natural- and cultural resources of Wadi Adai.
Highly visible gateways and attractors will make the urban wadi not only a city landmark, but also work as a flood drainage system. These include an ambient lit pedestrian bridge, promenades, bike paths, and landscape features such as vegetation islands.
The shading canopy on the bridge creates an atmosphere of walking beneath a vegetative promenade, and during night the canopy emits light using energy that has been collected during the day by solar cells. The light on the bridge becomes inverted at night as the area previously shaded by the canopy is lit from above by light fitted in the shading canopy.
The bridge aims to be one of the most significant elements of Muscat’s new urban identity.