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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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Omrania’s Board of Directors Convene Following Corporate Restructuring

. Following Omrania’s restructuring as a limited liability company, the Board of Directors held their first official meeting, laying the foundation for years of continued growth and success. The seven-member Board includes new independent members as well as company partners.   On Thursday, 10 February 2022, Omrania’s new Board of Directors met for the first…

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Why Healthy Buildings Matter to Global Real Estate Investors — and to Architects

. A recent report seeks to quantify the extent to which global real estate investors are focusing on health and wellness as an investment strategy across office, residential, retail, and other building types. Reflecting the views of transnational industry groups with USD $5.75 trillion total assets under management, the report serves as an inspiration to…

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Smart Cities Need Culture and Community, Not Just Data

. Urban development can benefit tremendously from new information and computing technologies, but smart cities can underperform if they lack strong human and cultural connections.   The advent of big data and massive computing power in the 21st century has inspired a wave of data-driven urban planning and “smart city” development. In some ways, the…

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Four Key Factors Will Shape the Future of the Saudi Hospitality Industry

. In discussing the future of the Saudi hospitality industry, Omrania’s Chief Interior Designer, Oleg Cosneanu, emphasizes the importance of four elements: local context, people, uniqueness, and Saudi Vision.   When Oleg Cosneanu, Omrania’s Chief Interior Designer, was invited to participate in a prestigious panel discussion on the future of hospitality — as part of…

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Award Video Calls KAFD Grand Mosque “an architectural masterpiece”

. Omrania’s design for the Grand Mosque of the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh is featured in a short video that highlights the balance of heritage and innovation.   In December 2021, the KAFD Grand Mosque was selected as a winner of the third cycle of the Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture.…

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