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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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Construction update: Radisson Blu Hotel & Residences

 . The 114-room Radisson Blu Hotel & Residences is progressing nicely through construction, as seen in our latest footage. . Set on a long and narrow site in the verdant Diplomatic Quarter of Riyadh, the building has a modified linear floorplate to provide visual variety from both inside and outside. The remainder of the site…

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Construction update: Saudi Electricity Company headquarters complex

  The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) headquarters complex, designed and engineering by Omrania, is quickly rising on its 265,000 square-meter site in the northern suburbs of Riyadh.   Our latest construction video shows the four office buildings surrounding what will become the central podium building filled with shared employee and guest amenities — all designed to…

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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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MOH residential community reaches construction milestone

  Progress continues on the construction of the pedestrian-friendly residential community in Al-Hinakiyah, in the western region of Saudi Arabia, commissioned by the Saudi Ministry of Housing, with planning and design by Omrania. Infrastructure for the garden-like, 47-hectare development is now in place, providing a glimpse of its final form.   Omrania is working with…

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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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