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Picturing A New Year

. As 2020 comes to a close, we express our gratitude toward our community and our hope for a better year ahead.   We at Omrania believe that architecture is inherently an optimistic endeavor. Behind all the practical necessities of design and construction, our ultimate aim is to build a better world, together with our…

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Hilton Riyadh Wins Three Hospitality Awards

. Omrania-designed project named best luxury new hotel in the Middle East, and best businesses hotel in the Middle East and in Riyadh.   The Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences, a 5-star hotel and residential complex designed by Omrania and Goettsch Partners, was recently recognized with three highly competitive hospitality awards for 2020. The World…

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KAFD Grand Mosque Receives International Architecture Award

. Urban mosque designed by Omrania recognized in prestigious global award program   Omrania’s design for the KAFD Grand Mosque, the spiritual heart of the mixed-use King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) in Riyadh, was named a winner of the 2020 International Architecture Awards in the category of religious architecture. As noted by the awards jury,…

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King Salman Park Wins International Architecture Award

. Green district and public park designed by Omrania receive global recognition   Omrania’s design for King Salman Park, a 13.3 square-kilometer green space in Riyadh that will be the largest urban park in the world, was named a winner of the 2020 International Architecture Awards in the category of urban planning / landscape architecture.…

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KAFD and PIF Tower illuminated for Saudi National Day

. Riyadh’s new world-class financial district and its tallest structure, the PIF Tower designed by Omrania and HOK, were lit a brilliant shade of green, the national color, during Saudi National Day.   At times, architecture signifies the spirit of a nation. Omrania and HOK designed the PIF Tower, an 80-story skyscraper within the King…

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New photos highlight the KAFD Grand Mosque

. The KAFD Grand Mosque was designed by Omrania as a total work of architecture, art, landscape, and urban design. New photographs beautifully reveal some of the mosque’s key design features.   Until recently, the architecture KAFD Grand Mosque, inspired by the crystalline geometries of naturally occurring “desert rose” sand crystals, was only partially recorded…

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Omrania Directors Salute Team Members Working from Home

. Amid the pain and difficulties of the covid-19 pandemic, Omrania’s leadership team sends a message of hope and appreciation to our hard-working colleagues and staff members who continue working from home. “This is a thank-you note to all colleagues at Omrania for keeping work going through this worldwide crisis,” says Basem Al-Shihabi, Managing Director…

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The visual impact of the KAFD and the PIF Tower

. By any measure—physical, visual, or symbolic—the PIF Tower has redefined the skyline of Riyadh. Photographers are noticing.   Architecture does not only belong to building owners or architects. It belongs also to its environment and the people who use it, experience it, and sometimes photograph it. In the case of the PIF Tower (formerly…

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Kingdom Centre inspires dramatic photos during Riyadh Season

. During the 70-day public festival known as Riyadh Season, amateur and professional photographers turned their lenses on the life and culture of Riyadh, including popular architectural landmarks like the Kingdom Centre. Omrania is honored to contribute to the built environment of this growing metropolis.   Riyadh Season has been a great celebration of the…

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Winners of 2019 Omrania | CSBE Award Honored at Ceremony and Exhibition

. The twelfth cycle of the Award program united students, professors, architects, and members of the public to celebrate the next generation of great design.   The 2019 twelfth cycle of the Omrania | CSBE Student Award for Architectural Design once again drew hundreds of competitive submissions from dozens of universities in multiple countries across…

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Omrania Founder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Landscape Architecture and Design

. Managing Director Basem Al-Shihabi was honored at the First Landscape Middle East Awards Ceremonyhosted by Landscape Middle East Magazine.   On 25 November2019, Mr. Shihabi received the Lifetime Achievement Award presented byLandscape Middle East Magazine at a ceremony atthe Ritz Carlton DIFC Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. According to the event’s organizers, the…

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Omrania to Open Second Office in Riyadh

. To accommodate continuing growth across the company’s design team, Omrania is opening additional office space for its engineering division.   The company is putting the final touches on its new 966-square-meter penthouse office space, a necessity for corporate expansion and employee comfort. Conveniently located just 450 meters west of the company’s existing headquarters office…

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