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Stunning Views of PIF Tower to Close Out 2021

. As we prepare for a new year, we reflect on 2021 with gratitude for our extended community of clients, collaborators, and team members — and the talented photographers who allow our work to be shared across the globe.   A great building is like a friend on the skyline. You see it over and…

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KAFD Grand Mosque Wins Abdullatif Al Fozan Award

. Omrania’s nature-inspired design for the KAFD Grand Mosque honored for its contemporary and contextual urban aspect.   The Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture addresses new ideas for mosque design around the world. Among the innovative projects recognized in the award’s third cycle (2017–2020) is Omrania’s KAFD Grand Mosque, the spiritual heart of…

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Omrania Participates in Real Estate Development Summit Middle East 9th Edition

. Invited to speak at one of the region’s most important conferences on real estate and development, Omrania’s Chief Interior Designer, Oleg Cosneanu, offered insights on the future of the hospitality industry in Saudi Arabia.   “What is shaping the future of the hospitality industry?” Oleg Cosneanu, Chief Interior Designer at Omrania, addressed this question…

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PIF Tower Wins Facade Engineering Excellence Award

. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), an international body in the field of tall buildings and sustainable design, presented Omrania with a 2021 Award of Excellence for “Best Tall Building Facade Engineering.”   Omrania and HOK designed the 80-story commercial tower as the architectural anchor of the King Abdullah Financial District…

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Hilton Riyadh Wins Global Residential-Hospitality Award

. Together with our clients, we are honored by the selection of the Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences as the winner of Best Luxury Serviced Apartments globally 2021, from the World Luxury Hotel Awards.   Designed by Omrania and Goettsch Partners, the Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences established a new standard of excellence in luxury…

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Architecture Stands Proud on Saudi National Day

. The 2021 celebration of Saudi National Day featured a spectacular urban light show in the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD), with the PIF Tower illuminated a brilliant green in honor of the nation.   On Sept. 23, Saudi National Day, the PIF Tower became a monument of national splendor. The 385-meter tower, the tallest…

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Inside the Hilton Riyadh

. A new video shows the most comprehensive views yet of the award-winning Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences designed by Omrania and Goettsch Partners.   As the 5-star hotel and serviced luxury apartments became operational during the past year, the public and amenity areas sprang to life. Guests are welcomed into the contemporary lobby, dining…

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Construction Update: Western Metro Station Takes Shape

  Progress on the Western Station, a multimodal hub of the new Arriyadh Metro system, can be seen in a series of recent aerial photos.   Omrania designed the Western Station as a high-performance transit hub and a contemporary architectural landmark for a rapidly developing neighborhood. Connecting commuter rail lines with rapid bus transit lines…

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KAFD Grand Mosque Featured in Design Middle East

. In a feature story titled “Desert Bloom,” the magazine Design Middle East presented the KAFD Grand Mosque, an award-winning building designed by Omrania and constructed in the King Abdullah Financial District of Riyadh.   The story, published in the June 2021 issue of Design Middle East, highlighted the use of parametric design technology within…

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Omrania-designed Artwork “Mashlah” Featured in Interview on AlEkhbariyah

. In an exclusive interview with AlEkhbariyah aired by the Saudi Broadcasting Authority (SBA), Omrania architect Omrania-designed Artwork “Mashlah” Featured in Interview on AlEkhbariyahdescribed the company’s design for a unique sculptural installation at the entrance of the Radisson Blu Hotel.   Asked during the interview about the interplay of art and architecture, Meshal explained how…

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Omrania Rated as Highly Capable Urban Service Provider

. As part of the Municipal Transformation Program administered by the Kingdom’s Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Omrania was classified as a city service provider with highly rated financial, technical, administrative and executive capabilities.   The four-year Municipal Transformation Program (MTP) aims to create and maintain the growth of sustainable cities and communities across…

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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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