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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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CMA Tower as a finalist in World Architecture Festival Awards 2016

  We are very excited as the new CMA Headquarters has been shortlisted as a finalist in the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2016, in the category of Office – Future Projects.   The tower is the centerpiece of King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD), and tallest building in Riyadh.  With its energy-efficient design and intelligent…

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Omrania’s Annual Corporate Iftar 2016

  On Monday 20 June 2016, an audience of 300 + of Omrania’s team and guests joined in the company’s annual corporate Iftar in the great setting of Al-Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh.   After Iftar and welcome notes from Mr. Basem Al-Shihabi and from Mr. Othman Alwashmi, the evening was highlighted with a short inspirational…

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Waha Wins MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2016

  The home of Omrania’s Headquarters – The Waha Office Building – wins MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2016.  The building was selected as the National Winner – Building Project of the Year – for Saudi Arabia.   The Waha Office building is more than simply a workplace. With its eye-catching and energy-effcient facades, the…

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Omrania & HOK Present CMA Tower at International Tall Buildings Conference in New York

  80-story tower in Riyadh will be one of the world’s most high-tech supertall buildings   NEW YORK – Basem Al-Shihabi, Omrania’s Managing Director, and Roger Soto, an HOK design principal, both participate at the annual international conference of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), which takes place from 26-30 October 2015…

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Omrania talks “architecture” in GULF 2020 : CEO Report

  GULF 2020 : CEO Report interviews Managing Director and Chairman of the Board, Basem Al Shihabi, who shares his insight behind Omrania’s professional practice, as well as the rationale behind the consultancy’s design philosophy.   The interview touches on how has architecture evolved over the recent past in the Kingdom, how to design buildings…

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