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Recap from Omrania’s 2017 Corporate Iftar Event

. On Monday 12 June 2017, 300 of Omrania’s team and guests gathered to participate in the company’s 44th annual corporate Iftar event hosted at the distinguished Al-Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh.   Following the Iftar banquet, Mr. Basem Al-Shihabi — Managing Director and co-founder of Omrania — addressed the audience and presented the three newest…

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Turning constraints into design opportunities – CMA Tower, Riyadh

. This is one in a series of blog posts covering the intelligent, functional, and sustainable features of the Capital Market Authority (CMA) building, an 80-story class-A office skyscraper in Riyadh designed as a joint venture by Omrania and HOK.   By:  Philip Willmetts, CMA Project Manager (Detailed Design)  – June 2017   Sited on…

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Peek inside the new Radisson Blu

. Boldly contemporary, beautifully designed interiors complement the architecture of the new Radisson Blu Hotel and Residences located in Riyadh’s Diplomatic Quarter.   The interior design concept by SC Design+ took its cue from the architectural design by Omrania. It combines a clean, modern sensibility with a respect for context. Comprising 114 designer rooms as…

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Eco-City Planning – Organic Urbanism

. This post is part of a series on the planning and design of eco-cities of the future, particularly in the Gulf region, incorporating case studies and contemporary research.  By Hugh Kidman, Chief Design Architect Nature’s ability to adapt to changing conditions can serve as a model to planners and architects looking to create sustainable…

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Construction Update: Hilton Riyadh Hotel and Residences

  The new Hilton Riyadh is in the final stages of construction. The 5-star hotel and furnished apartment complex is designed to surprise and delight — the result of a joint venture between Omrania and Goettsch Partners, with interior design by Omrania and David Wrenn Interiors. The two pinwheel-shaped towers are joined by a three-level…

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Anatomy of our new high-performance hotel facade system

  The soon-to-open Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence, ensconced in Riyadh’s prestigious Diplomatic Quarter, features a custom-designed climatic facade that saves energy and respects the physical and cultural context.   By: Meshal AlButhie – Architect. June 2017   Omrania designed and engineered the 114-room hotel and apartment building to achieve enhanced performance goals and a…

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Sustainable design part I: resource-effectiveness

. This post is part of our Design Ethos series, which explores the deeper thinking and intentions behind Omrania’s work. We strive to create functional, livable, contextual, sustainable, and timelessly beautiful places.   By: Mahmoud Abughazal – Head of Architectural & Interior Design. June 2017   In the most holistic sense, our aim is to…

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Construction Update: Arriyadh Metro Western Station

. With Riyadh’s new metro system set to open in a few years, construction is proceeding rapidly on the Western Station, a multimodal transit hub designed by Omrania.   The subterranean parking, concrete ground pad, and elevated tracks are in place, as seen in a recent site photo. The curving roof forms of the station…

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Construction update: Radisson Blu Hotel & Residences

 . The 114-room Radisson Blu Hotel & Residences is progressing nicely through construction, as seen in our latest footage. . Set on a long and narrow site in the verdant Diplomatic Quarter of Riyadh, the building has a modified linear floorplate to provide visual variety from both inside and outside. The remainder of the site…

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A “New Nature” Park Using Recycled Water

  In Riyadh, water is so precious that it must be used more than once. Recaptured, treated municipal water is not only used for irrigation and industrial cooling, but also, occasionally, for recreational purposes.   This is the case is the new Prince Sattam Park, a passive-leisure space currently under construction on the city’s western…

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Construction update: Saudi Electricity Company headquarters complex

  The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) headquarters complex, designed and engineering by Omrania, is quickly rising on its 265,000 square-meter site in the northern suburbs of Riyadh.   Our latest construction video shows the four office buildings surrounding what will become the central podium building filled with shared employee and guest amenities — all designed to…

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Documentary: Arab Women in Architecture

  “Arab Women in Architecture” is a documentary film featuring interviews with 19 architects from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Saudi Arabia.   Produced in connection with the Omrania | CSBE Student Award for Architectural Design in 2013, the 56-minute film explores the subject of the practice of architecture by Arab women architects and…

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