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 part 4 in a 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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“Mashlah,” an artwork of continuity

. Omrania designs a unique sculptural installation at entrance of Radisson Blu Hotel, expressing the concept of infinity and respect for local culture.   Art and architecture have long enhanced one another. When Omrania was commissioned to design the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residences in Riyadh’s Diplomatic Quarter, the design concept called for incorporating a…

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Machines for work: Technology as a determinant of office design

. This is part 3 of 4 in a series on the global development of office design. In the previous post we reviewed the historical evolution of regional types. In this post we explore how changing technologies have affected the design of the workplace, disrupting and reshaping spatial configurations.   By: Marcus Leyland – Chief…

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From Idea to Construction: the Design of Tuwaiq Palace

. A new 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, the Managing Director of Omrania.   In a 10-minute documentary produced by the Ministry of Culture of Saudi Arabia, Omrania founder and Managing Director Basem Al-Shihabi discusses the genesis…

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How a Lush Park in the Desert Conserves and Recycles Water

. In Riyadh, water is too precious to use only once. The secret to designing a public river promenade in a desert valley? High-tech water systems that recapture and treat municipal water for a variety of purposes—including creating a scenic recreational environment.   Prince Sattam Park is a passive-leisure landscape currently under construction on the…

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