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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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Omrania Hosts It’s 2019 Iftar

  The Omrania ‘family’ of directors, colleagues, and staff came together at the Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya to share a banquet in observance of Ramadan and a celebration of teamwork.   Approximately 250 members and guests attended Omrania’s annual corporate Iftar and dinner party on the evening of Tuesday, 21 May 2019. It was an…

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Managing Director Basem Al-Shihabi Speaks at Raza Launch Event

. Omrania’s founder offered remarks on the Saudi real estate sector and the importance of placemaking as part of an invited panel discussion.   On Wednesday, 1 May 2019, Basem Al-Shihabi, Managing Director of Omrania, participated in a ceremony and panel discussion to celebrate the launch of Raza, the real estate management arm of Saudi…

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Kilic Uyanik, Chief Architect and Planner at Omrania, Passes Away

  We are saddened by the passing of Kilic Uyanik, our esteemed colleague who worked with Omrania through a key period of growth and development starting in the 1980s. As a Chief Architect-Planner at Omrania, Mr. Uyanik participated in many of the company’s major residential, corporate, academic, and health care development projects in the Middle…

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Omrania Hosts AIA Middle East Open House Event

  Approximately 200 guests were welcomed at Omrania’s headquarters offices in Riyadh on the evening of January 21, 2019. The cordial occasion included stimulating conversation with our talented team members and a behind-the-scenes view of some of our latest projects.   The event was organized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Middle East and…

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Top Student Work Honored at 2018 Omrania | CSBE Award Ceremony and Exhibition

  Students, professors, and members of the public came together for the presentation of the 2018 Omrania | CSBE Student Award, the eleventh cycle of the program.   Over 200 student projects were submitted from 40 universities in 11 countries in the Arab world. Award jury members Elias Anastas, Sahel Al Hiyari, and Ammar Khamash…

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“Fast Track to the Future” Highlights Omrania Station Design

. A book on design and construction of Riyadh’s new integrated transit system calls the Omrania-designed Western Station a “symbol of urban renewal” and a step towards a “more urbane and sustainable Riyadh.”   “Fast Track to the Future” (Volume 1) provides the first comprehensive account of the planning, architecture, engineering, construction, and economics of…

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Omrania founder Basem Al-Shihabi speaks at the 2nd Falak Unreasonable Thinking Summit in Bahrain

. Participating in a two-day international forum intended to promote innovative thinking and creative problem-solving, Basem Al-Shihabi, the Managing Director of Omrania, shared insights from his early career as well as current projects that transcend ordinary thinking.   The second edition of the ‘Falak Unreasonable Thinking Summit’ was hosted by Falak Consulting, a Bahrain-based strategy…

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Omrania Participates in 2018 Euromoney Saudi Arabia Conference

. The 13th installment of the international conference, attended by six Omrania partners and senior Directors, reaffirmed the Kingdom’s commitment to the goals of Vision 2030. Architecture and sustainable urban planning remain central to the nation’s ambitious economic development framework.   Omrania was pleased to attend the Euromoney Saudi Arabia Conference in Riyadh on 2-3…

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Omrania Projects Shortlisted for 2018 Arab Architects Awards

. Omrania’s Saudi Embassy in Amman and Riyadh Hilton Hotel and Furnished Apartments were selected to compete for the top prize in their respective categories. The preliminary jury was held on 6 July 2018 in Beirut, Lebanon.   Managing Director Mr. Basem Al-Shihabi of Omrania was notified by representatives of the Federation of Lebanese Engineers…

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‘Spaces in Between’ Brings KSA Architecture to Venice Biennale

. The architecture and built environment of Saudi Arabia takes the international stage with the inaugural KSA pavilion at the 2018 International Architecture exhibition at the Venice Biennale. The presentation, organized by the Misk Art Institute, explores the possibilities for activating spaces of cities and buildings.   For its first-ever national contribution to the Venice…

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Metro Station Construction Moves Ahead

  Construction on the Omrania-designed Western Station of the new Arriyadh Metro system continues to make progress. The steel framing of the dune-inspired canopies is coming along well, and other elements of the site plan are beginning to become visible.   Recent photos of the 11.7-hectare site show several of the gracefully arching steel canopy…

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