The Mosque and the City: KAFD Grand Mosque in Context

. Omrania’s award-winning design for KAFD Grand Mosque in Riyadh emerged in response to the surrounding urban fabric. Conceived as a 21st-century landmark —and the spiritual heart of the King Abdullah Financial District — the mosque offers a unified architectural experience from exterior to interior.   Mosques are well understood as spiritual spaces, but they…

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World Photography Day Highlights Riyadh’s KAFD and PIF Tower

. Amid the deluge of images shared on World Photography Day, we turn our attention to outstanding photos of Riyadh’s King Abdullah Financial District and its tallest skyscraper, the PIF Tower.   Photography is more popular than ever. While the overall quality may not match the quantity of photos shared on this year’s World Photography…

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A Building Envelope Designed for Climate, Maintenance and Aesthetics

. Unlike traditional glass and metal facades, the high-performance envelope of the PIF Tower in Riyadh is designed specifically for the hot, sunny climate. The building’s carefully crafted, multi-layered enclosure system includes built-in shading and maintenance infrastructure that complements its geometric form. The 385-meter tower represents a successful fusion of functional and aesthetic criteria—and a…

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The Future of Air Conditioning

. The world is getting hotter, but air conditioning uses too much energy and emits too much carbon to be sustainable. What’s the future of a technology that we can’t live without, but also can’t afford to keep using? While innovators across the globe are attempting to develop alternative air conditioning systems like radiative cooling,…

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Metro Station Interior Design Enhances Comfort and Sustainability

. More than just a point for coming and going, an urban transit hub can elevate commuters’ daily experience and add value to surrounding neighborhoods. That’s why Omrania designed the Western Station of the Riyadh Metro with welcoming, expansive, and sustainable interiors. The station connects multiple modes of transit and provides maximum accessibility and convenience.…

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How Design Adds Value at the Hilton Riyadh

. Now firmly established as one of the finest contemporary hospitality and residential apartment developments in the Saudi capital, the Hilton Riyadh shows the value of architecture and interior design as an essential ingredient to success.   When Omrania was commissioned to design the Hilton Riyadh, the client presented their vision for a world-class address,…

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Valued Employees Honored at Omrania Corporate Dinner

. At the company’s first official dinner event since the pandemic, Omrania’s management acknowledged the dedication and hard work of long-serving employees. Gathered for a festive and elegant evening, Omrania welcomed nearly 300 colleagues to celebrate shared accomplishments and look to future successes.   The Omrania family is strong. For the first time in three…

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From Idea to Construction: the Design of Tuwaiq Palace

. A documentary by KSA’s Ministry of Culture reveals insights on the design of the award-winning Tuwaiq Palace, featuring an exclusive interview with Basem Al-Shihabi, Chairman of Omrania’s Board of Directors.   In a 10-minute documentary produced by the Ministry of Culture of Saudi Arabia, Omrania founder and Chairman Basem Al-Shihabi discusses the genesis of the…

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Omrania’s outdoor sculpture “Mashlah” complements architecture

. Installed at the entrance to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Riyhadh, the looping abstract artwork expresses the notion of infinity. Here art merges with architecture, interior design, and landscape.   Art is everywhere at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residences, a luxury establishment in Riyadh’s Diplomatic Quarter. When Omrania was commissioned to handle the…

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Omrania Speaks at Saudi Building Code Forum

. Invited by the Saudi Council of Engineers to participate in the recent Saudi Building Code Forum, Omrania served as an expert panelist and as an official sponsor. The forum highlighted the importance of applying the Saudi Building Code across various types of construction. More broadly, the event reflected the increasing professionalism of the building…

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3D Printing Comes of Age: Robotic Construction Is Becoming Reality in the Middle East

. As 3D printing begins to disrupt the construction industry, the Middle East could become a global leader in pioneering new technology and applying the latest innovations to building fabrication and construction.   Additive manufacturing, known as 3D printing, is transforming many industries. 3D printers now appear everywhere, from the medical sector to the tech…

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Omrania to Participate in Saudi Building Code Forum

. On March 28, 2022, Omrania will participate in the Saudi Building Code Forum organized by the Saudi Council of Engineers. Omrania was pleased to accept an invitation to serve as a panelist at the event. Reflecting Omrania’s support for progress across the building industry, the company will also serve as one of the forum’s…

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