Royal Opera House

Muscat - Oman

WATG sought to design a world-class opera house suitable for royalty, incorporating a 1000-seat concert theatre and auditorium, befitting the local culture of Muscat, and in the style of a modern Omani Palace.

The design team and contractor from the Royal Opera House, Muscat contacted Clark Door to find out if we could provide large, high specification, acoustic fire-rated doors for their specific requirements that would be in keeping with this prestigious opera house.

Selected due to acoustic performance being of paramount importance to the client, Clark Door has a long heritage in providing large special purpose acoustic fire-rated sliding doors for arts centres, theatres, and opera houses. A similar past project in name, scale, and majesty, being the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.

After understanding the specification, the Clark Door team designed high performance, bespoke acoustic doors, and carried out detailed site surveys to ensure that all site conditions were taken into account prior to manufacture.

Employing accelerated manufacture to meet the client’s strict lead-time requirements, Clark Door project managed the design, and completed the manufacture and installation of a power operated Clark Vertical Sliding Acoustic Fire Door and Bi-Folding Acoustic Door. Both of these doors measured 6.5m wide by 3.5m high. The Clark Door designs met a 60min fire-rating, and an overall very high acoustic performance commensurate with the venue.

Providing a high level of attention to detail, the Clark Engineering team ensured the doors were shipped to Oman, and commissioned in an efficient manner in the heart of the theatre space within the building. Delivering on time, and before the completion of the decorative finishes to the internal parts of the building.

Clark Door are proud to provide specialist door solutions for international projects, working with our local partners to provide high specification, cost effective solutions with acoustic doors up to Rw 56db and two hour fire ratings.