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Stunning Views of PIF Tower to Close Out 2021

. As we prepare for a new year, we reflect on 2021 with gratitude for our extended community of clients, collaborators, and team members — and the talented photographers who allow our work to be shared across the globe.   A great building is like a friend on the skyline. You see it over and…

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KAFD Grand Mosque Wins Abdullatif Al Fozan Award

. Omrania’s nature-inspired design for the KAFD Grand Mosque honored for its contemporary and contextual urban aspect.   The Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture addresses new ideas for mosque design around the world. Among the innovative projects recognized in the award’s third cycle (2017–2020) is Omrania’s KAFD Grand Mosque, the spiritual heart of…

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Omrania Participates in Real Estate Development Summit Middle East 9th Edition

. Invited to speak at one of the region’s most important conferences on real estate and development, Omrania’s Chief Interior Designer, Oleg Cosneanu, offered insights on the future of the hospitality industry in Saudi Arabia.   “What is shaping the future of the hospitality industry?” Oleg Cosneanu, Chief Interior Designer at Omrania, addressed this question…

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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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