Foster + Partners reveal images of its masterplan for a new city housing 200,000 people

Foster + Partners have released images of "Blue City" in Oman.

The new city will be home to 200,000 people on a coastal stretch to the west of Muscat.

The masterplan is made up of a series of clustered communities inspired by traditional Omani architecture, with private courtyards and winding pathways.

There will also be schools, a university, stadia, golf facilities, a concert hall, marina, and souks.

The surrounding beaches and a natural creek will be improved, with hotels, restaurants and a pedestrian route along the waterfront.

It is to be known as ‘Al Madina Al Zarqa’ which means ‘Blue City’.