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The 2018 Omrania | CSBE Student Award for Architectural Design

  Graduating architecture students from across the Arab World will soon be able to apply to the 11thcycle of the awards program, which offers a unique opportunity to showcase outstanding work and compete for prizes.   Initiated in 2008 by Omrania and the Center for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE), the Omrania |…

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Omrania’s Mahmoud Abughazal Speaks At KSU

  In a recent lecture at King Saudi University, Omrania’s Head of Architecture and Interior Design discussed the role of the architect today and the transition from school to the workforce.     Mahmoud Abughazal, a member of the Omrania Board of Directors, is an alumnus of the College of Architecture and Planning at King…

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Omrania Presents At ZAK World Of Facades Conference

  Two Omrania architects shared insights on high-performance building envelope design at a conference that brought together Saudi Arabia’s facades industry stakeholders and leaders.   The 2017 Riyadh edition of the ZAK World of Facades conference, held on October 24th at the Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, was an opportunity for architects, builders, and clients to…

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VIDEO PREVIEW OF ARRIYADH METRO WESTERN STATION

. The integrated light rail and bus station will offer vibrant gardens, markets, and other public amenities. Currently under construction, the Western Station is one of four multimodal hubs anchoring the new metropolitan transit system comprising six light-rail lines, three bus rapid transit (BRT) lines, 24 local bus routes, and multiple park-and-ride facilities. The station…

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BEACON OF THE NIGHT SKY: THE KINGDOM CENTRE

  After sunset, the skyline of Riyadh comes to life with the colorful glow of the instantly recognizable Kingdom Centre. The iconic 300-meter tower, designed by Omrania in association with Ellerbe Becket, is crowned by an inverted catenary arch spanned by a glass skybridge observatory — a familiar and beloved sight on the Riyadh skyline. When…

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KAFD Grand Mosque shortlisted for WAF Award

. Omrania’s architectural design for the KAFD Grand Mosque has earned a place on the shortlist for the 2017 World Architecture Festival awards.   The boldly contemporary mosque, one of Omrania’s signature projects of the past few years, forms the spiritual heart of the new King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh. Inspired by the geometries…

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Omrania retains BMG Financial Group to prepare for stock market listing

  Omrania has engaged the services of BMG Financial Group as a financial consultant to help Omrania become listed on the Saudi stock exchange.   The hiring of BMG Financial Group represents an important early step in the process of becoming a publicly traded company in Saudi Arabia. Eventually Omrania intends to be listed on…

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SEC HQ cover story in Gulf Construction magazine

. Our new SEC headquarters complex is the cover story of the June 2017 issue of Gulf Construction magazine   The interview features extensive quotes from the project’s team at Omrania. The project “has been designed with the ultimate comfort of its employees in mind,” the accompanying article, titled “Breaking New Ground,” says. Gulf Construction…

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Recap from Omrania’s 2017 Corporate Iftar Event

. On Monday 12 June 2017, 300 of Omrania’s team and guests gathered to participate in the company’s 44th annual corporate Iftar event hosted at the distinguished Al-Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh.   Following the Iftar banquet, Mr. Basem Al-Shihabi — Managing Director and co-founder of Omrania — addressed the audience and presented the three newest…

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Peek inside the new Radisson Blu

. Boldly contemporary, beautifully designed interiors complement the architecture of the new Radisson Blu Hotel and Residences located in Riyadh’s Diplomatic Quarter.   The interior design concept by SC Design+ took its cue from the architectural design by Omrania. It combines a clean, modern sensibility with a respect for context. Comprising 114 designer rooms as…

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Construction Update: Hilton Riyadh Hotel and Residences

  The new Hilton Riyadh is in the final stages of construction. The 5-star hotel and furnished apartment complex is designed to surprise and delight — the result of a joint venture between Omrania and Goettsch Partners, with interior design by Omrania and David Wrenn Interiors. The two pinwheel-shaped towers are joined by a three-level…

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Construction Update: Arriyadh Metro Western Station

. With Riyadh’s new metro system set to open in a few years, construction is proceeding rapidly on the Western Station, a multimodal transit hub designed by Omrania.   The subterranean parking, concrete ground pad, and elevated tracks are in place, as seen in a recent site photo. The curving roof forms of the station…

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