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Salam Park: Activating the Landscape

  Riyadh, once an ancient oasis settlement, is now a modern metropolis, but it has not forgotten its green roots. At the heart of the city lies Salam Park, designed by Omrania with Aukett Fitzroy Robinson, an urban oasis that represents a breakthrough in environmental planning and design for Riyadh.   Since opening in 2003,…

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The GOSI building and the inception of Omrania

  In 1973, in the context of a rapidly growing Riyadh, Mr. Basem Shihabi teamed with Mr. Nabil Fanous to enter a limited design competition for the new headquarters of the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI). Their proposal for a modern yet timeless building won the competition, leading them to open a small atelier…

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Adaptation and Innovation – 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 designed as a joint venture by Omrania and HOK, currently under construction, which establishes a new architectural and engineering benchmark for Riyadh while transforming the city’s…

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Phase 1 completed of King Abdulaziz Camels Festival

  Infrastructure construction works are completed for phase 1 of the Camel Heritage Village in Riyadh.   The campus is designed to become a home for the largest camel festival in the Kingdom. Design and construction works were accelerated to get the place ready within a 2-months time frame to host the 2017 Camel Beauty…

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Nabil Fanous, co-founder of Omrania, passes away

Nabil Fanous 1940 – 2017   It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Nabil Fanous, co-founder of Omrania and a distinguished architect who made vital contributions to the places and people touched by his work.  On behalf of the team of Omrania, we wish to offer our sincere condolences and…

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Local handcrafts artwork to decorate Radison Blu Hotel

  Our upcoming 5 stars Radison Blu Hotel – in the Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh – will be decorated with the works of Saudi artisans, as part of a local community development initiative.   Turquoise Mountain was commissioned – by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) and King Salman Center for Disability…

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MOH residential community reaches construction milestone

  Progress continues on the construction of the pedestrian-friendly residential community in Al-Hinakiyah, in the western region of Saudi Arabia, commissioned by the Saudi Ministry of Housing, with planning and design by Omrania. Infrastructure for the garden-like, 47-hectare development is now in place, providing a glimpse of its final form.   Omrania is working with…

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Secretariat General of GCC In Bahrain

  Omrania joins in a limited international design competition to design the Secretariat General of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Building Complex In Bahrain.   Grandeur and formality are the name of the game in this complex. Starting with the architectural masses and ending with the detailing language, everything works in harmony. A new interpretation of…

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Construction Starts on SUKNA Living Community

  SUKNA is a 1.4 million sqm new residential community in Asafan, Jeddah, designed to fit Saudi culture and climate.   This new mixed-use residential development is part of MODON’s Jeddah 4 project; a 5 sq.km development that includes Modon Oasis Industrial City and SUKNA. The Living Community is a gated, mixed-use, medium density, community…

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9th Cycle of Omrania | CSBE Student Award for Architectural Design

  Omrania and the Center for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE) run together an annual Award for the best graduation projects by students of architecture throughout the Arab World. The Award was initiated in 2008.   This year – 2016 – we are proud to launch the Award’s 9th cycle. We are very…

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CMA Tower wins Arabian Property Awards 2016

  Capital Market Authority (CMA) Headquarters wins the Arabian Property Awards 2016 for Best Commercial High-Rise Architecture – Saudi Arabia.   We are excited to have won two Arabian Property Awards for two of Omrania’s most recent projects. Capital Market Authority (CMA) Headquarters as Best Commercial High-Rise Architecture in Saudi Arabia, and Riyadh Metro Western Station as Best Public…

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Metro Station Wins Arabian Property Awards 2016

  Riyadh Metro Western Station, wins the Arabian Property Award 2016 for Best Public Service Architecture – Saudi Arabia   We are excited to have won two Arabian Property Awards for two of Omrania’s most recent projects. Capital Market Authority (CMA) Headquarters as Best Commercial High-Rise Architecture in Saudi Arabia, and Riyadh Metro Western Station as Best Public Service Architecture…

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