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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How to Grow a Forest in the Desert

. Plans for King Salman Park, the future largest urban park in the world, include planting an emerald-green forest of a million trees. Omrania is working with our client and collaborators to transform the former desert airport site into a lush urban forest.   According to the project’s evolving design, the first step will be…

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Toward a Green Future: the Story of Riyadh’s Salam Park

. A popular gathering place in the heart of Riyadh, Salam Park combines urban planning with landscape architecture and infrastructure engineering to create an inviting and sustainable urban oasis. The mixed-use, 25 ha green space offers visitors a variety of places for leisure and social activities or quiet reflection.   Located within the historic center…

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How the Granada Business Park Connects to Its Urban Surroundings

. Omrania designed the Granada Business Park to provide a desirable work environment and seamless connections to shopping, leisure, residential, and hospitality facilities as well as convenient transit and road systems.   Granadia is a fast-growing community to the north of Riyadh’s historic center, easily accessible from both the city and the international airport. Omrania…

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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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5 Ways AR and VR Tech Can Improve Collaboration in the Office

. With the integration of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology, companies are starting to see the benefits of transitioning to a partially remote office operation that won’t hinder company culture and cross-team collaboration.   When companies were forced to shut their physical offices in 2020, both employers and employees showed resilience in…

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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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The office is dead; long live the office

. This is the last of 4-part series on the global development of office design. In this post we explore how offices migrated from the city to the suburbs and back again to the city. Modulating the interface between the office and its urban or environmental context remains a crucial factor for employees and employers…

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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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