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Phase 1 completed of King Abdulaziz Camels Festival

  Infrastructure construction works are completed for phase 1 of the Camel Heritage Village in Riyadh.   The campus is designed to become a home for the largest camel festival in the Kingdom. Design and construction works were accelerated to get the place ready within a 2-months time frame to host the 2017 Camel Beauty…

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Nabil Fanous, co-founder of Omrania, passes away

Nabil Fanous 1940 – 2017   It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Nabil Fanous, co-founder of Omrania and a distinguished architect who made vital contributions to the places and people touched by his work.  On behalf of the team of Omrania, we wish to offer our sincere condolences and…

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Local handcrafts artwork to decorate Radison Blu Hotel

  Our upcoming 5 stars Radison Blu Hotel – in the Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh – will be decorated with the works of Saudi artisans, as part of a local community development initiative.   Turquoise Mountain was commissioned – by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) and King Salman Center for Disability…

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Construction Completed on MOH Pilot Project

  Infrastructure construction is completed on the first of the Ministry of Housing (MOH) projects in Hinakiya, in the western region of Saudi Arabia.   The 470,023 sqm new housing community is part of the Ministry’s program “land & loan”; which aims at increasing market supply of small residential plots zoned for detached single family…

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Secretariat General of GCC In Bahrain

  Omrania joins in a limited international design competition to design the Secretariat General of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Building Complex In Bahrain.   Grandeur and formality are the name of the game in this complex. Starting with the architectural masses and ending with the detailing language, everything works in harmony. A new interpretation of…

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Construction Starts on SUKNA Living Community

  SUKNA is a 1.4 million sqm new residential community in Asafan, Jeddah, designed to fit Saudi culture and climate.   This new mixed-use residential development is part of MODON’s Jeddah 4 project; a 5 sq.km development that includes Modon Oasis Industrial City and SUKNA. The Living Community is a gated, mixed-use, medium density, community…

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9th Cycle of Omrania | CSBE Student Award for Architectural Design

  Omrania and the Center for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE) run together an annual Award for the best graduation projects by students of architecture throughout the Arab World. The Award was initiated in 2008.   This year – 2016 – we are proud to launch the Award’s 9th cycle. We are very…

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CMA Tower wins Arabian Property Awards 2016

  Capital Market Authority (CMA) Headquarters wins the Arabian Property Awards 2016 for Best Commercial High-Rise Architecture – Saudi Arabia.   We are excited to have won two Arabian Property Awards for two of Omrania’s most recent projects. Capital Market Authority (CMA) Headquarters as Best Commercial High-Rise Architecture in Saudi Arabia, and Riyadh Metro Western Station as Best Public…

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Metro Station Wins Arabian Property Awards 2016

  Riyadh Metro Western Station, wins the Arabian Property Award 2016 for Best Public Service Architecture – Saudi Arabia   We are excited to have won two Arabian Property Awards for two of Omrania’s most recent projects. Capital Market Authority (CMA) Headquarters as Best Commercial High-Rise Architecture in Saudi Arabia, and Riyadh Metro Western Station as Best Public Service Architecture…

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Science City, Giza, Egypt

  Omrania joins in a limited international architectural competition to design the new Science City in the 6th of October City in Giza, Egypt.   Inspired by the agriculture science of Egypt, Omrania creates a concept with interesting forms and circular boulevards that connects the complex functions of the campus together. A web of intricate…

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Coming soon: Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residence

  Our new 5 stars Hilton in Riyadh is getting in shape 🙂 Care for a sneak peak? Here is a quick look into the room interiors.   The new complex holds within its elegant structure – 2 towers and a 3-level podium – 645 rooms, 221 apartments, a giant wedding hall, and lots of…

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National Architectural Heritage Exhibition

  Omrania competes in a limited international design competition and presents a building that addresses architectural heritage, embraces modern times, and brings lessons of the past to future builders.   Situated on the edge of the UNESCO world heritage site in Ad-Dir’iyah, the design of this unique complex is inspired by the old city’s defensive structures. A series of heavy…

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