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Picturing A New Year

. As 2020 comes to a close, we express our gratitude toward our community and our hope for a better year ahead.   We at Omrania believe that architecture is inherently an optimistic endeavor. Behind all the practical necessities of design and construction, our ultimate aim is to build a better world, together with our…

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Sunlit SEC Atrium Lobbies Promote Employee Wellness

. Employee health, well-being and job satisfaction are central to the future of workplace design. The Omrania-designed Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) Headquarters campus in Riyadh is designed to increase the quality of life of the people who work there, simultaneously fostering employee satisfaction and productivity. The four sunlit, plant-filled atriums embody this emphasis on wellness…

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Hilton Riyadh Wins Three Hospitality Awards

. Omrania-designed project named best luxury new hotel in the Middle East, and best businesses hotel in the Middle East and in Riyadh.   The Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences, a 5-star hotel and residential complex designed by Omrania and Goettsch Partners, was recently recognized with three highly competitive hospitality awards for 2020. The World…

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KAFD Grand Mosque Receives International Architecture Award

. Urban mosque designed by Omrania recognized in prestigious global award program   Omrania’s design for the KAFD Grand Mosque, the spiritual heart of the mixed-use King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) in Riyadh, was named a winner of the 2020 International Architecture Awards in the category of religious architecture. As noted by the awards jury,…

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King Salman Park Wins International Architecture Award

. Green district and public park designed by Omrania receive global recognition   Omrania’s design for King Salman Park, a 13.3 square-kilometer green space in Riyadh that will be the largest urban park in the world, was named a winner of the 2020 International Architecture Awards in the category of urban planning / landscape architecture.…

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Designed to Last: An Integrative Approach to Maintenance Systems

. This is the sixth in a series on the relevance of Operations & Maintenance (O&M) in architecture. In preceding posts, we explored the broad reasoning behind building maintenance, the three principle approaches, cost-effective means of implementation , and the importance of the building envelope. In part 5, we discussed the need to consider maintenance requirements during…

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KAFD and PIF Tower illuminated for Saudi National Day

. Riyadh’s new world-class financial district and its tallest structure, the PIF Tower designed by Omrania and HOK, were lit a brilliant shade of green, the national color, during Saudi National Day.   At times, architecture signifies the spirit of a nation. Omrania and HOK designed the PIF Tower, an 80-story skyscraper within the King…

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New photos highlight the KAFD Grand Mosque

. The KAFD Grand Mosque was designed by Omrania as a total work of architecture, art, landscape, and urban design. New photographs beautifully reveal some of the mosque’s key design features.   Until recently, the architecture KAFD Grand Mosque, inspired by the crystalline geometries of naturally occurring “desert rose” sand crystals, was only partially recorded…

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The Promise of Green

. In the fourth and final part of our series, we explore outcomes from the first 20 years of Sustainable design. Whilst the promise of green buildings was heralded as the new frontier in Architecture, we ask if the initial promise has been delivered, and how some of the initial shortcomings and failures in this…

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Hilton Riyadh Amenities And Public Areas Redefine Contemporary Hospitality

. Upscale restaurants, a sleek business and conference center, banqueting halls, a generous concierge lobby, indoor swimming pools, and an extensive fitness center are among the deluxe amenities and public spaces that distinguish the Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences.   At the Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences, 5-star hospitality goes beyond the comfort of the…

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Safe and Sound: The Need for Practicality in Maintenance Systems

. This is the fifth in a series on the relevance of Operations & Maintenance (O&M) in architecture. In preceding posts, we explored the broad reasoning behind building maintenance, the three principle approaches, cost-effective means of implementation , and the importance of the building envelope. Here in part 5, we look at how maintenance provisions need to…

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Radisson Blu offers distinctive public and amenity spaces

. From the entrance lobby to stylish lounges, restaurants, garden, and health and fitness spaces, the hotel offers numerous custom-designed attractions outside of the private guest rooms and suites.   The Radisson Blu Hotel & Residences, located within Riyadh’s exclusive Diplomatic Quarter, was always conceived as more than a collection of luxurious rooms. From the…

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