CIVIC

Government administrations' needs keep growing to facilitate providing its services for its communities’ needs. DAR AL OMRAN’s involvement and experience in designing and delivering appropriate civic buildings take into consideration adequate environments for government administrators and visitors, and provide support to workflow, while considering the pressure of the growth of people’s needs and services that public buildings should provide.

Through its unique experience of more than 35 years in inspiring and designing several buildings including embassies, courthouses, ministry buildings, prisons, ruling places and municipalities, the Firm has been recognized for its outstanding justice palace architecture landmark in Riyadh, KSA.

PROJECTS

  • JUSTICE PALACE

     

     

     

    Client:  Riyadh Development Authority

    Location:  Al-Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided :  Design Competition, Design and Architectural Supervision

    Total Built-up Area :  44,000 m2

    Construction Cost :  US $ 60,000,000

    Starting Date: 1984 Design - 1988 Supervision

    Completion Date : 1985 Design -  1992 Supervision

     

     

    Project Description:

     
    Awarded after winning first prize in an international architectural competition, the project won the Aga Khan Award in architecture (1995 cycle), and has become, since its completion, the subject of academic research and publications.

     

    The main concept of the project is to revitalize the center of Al-Riyadh city, based on its historic urban and architectural heritage, by developing the existing streets and introducing landscape plazas and pathways to connect the architectural elements together. The theme of the contemporary reinterpretation of local traditions is continued in the interior design through spatial organization, details, colors and materials.

     

     

     

     

  • AMMAN CITY HALL

     

     

    Clien : The Municipality of Amman

    Location : Amman - Jordan

    Services Provided    : Design & Supervision

    Total Built-up Area  : 8,650 m2

    Construction Cost   : US $ 7,000,000

    Starting Date  : 1994 Design  -  1995 Supervision

    Completion Date : 1995 Design  - 1996 Supervision

    J.V   : Jafar Tukan and Partners

     

     

    Project Description

     

    Designed in a square form, the center circular court is transcended with a sundial; collaborating the roots of the past with the modern era. The architectural design is characterized with the elegance and tradition through the use of local stone and thick stone walls with neat graphics and forms that are eye catching.

     

    The city hall building houses the Mayor’s offices, municipal council chambers, meeting rooms, staff offices and an auditorium, while the ground level holds public spaces including a café, exhibition area and reception.

     

     

     

     

     

  • DIPLOMACY INSTITUTE HEADQUARTERS

     

     

    Client : Ministry of Culture

    Location : Amman - Jordan

    Services Provided : Design & Supervision

    Total Built-up Area : 300 m2

    Construction Cost    : US $ 600,000

    Starting Date  : 1995 Design - 1995 Supervision

    Completion Date : 1995 Design - 1996 Supervision


    Project Description:

     

    The aim of this institution is to provide students with the necessary training in international affairs, political science and diplomacy through its several departments and facilities. It provides contemporary interior spaces and exterior treatment inspired by regional architecture. The project consists of the followings: maintenance works for the existing building and additional building with an area of around 300m2 as well as interior design including all electromechanical works.

     

     

  • PRESIDENT HEADQUARTERS

     

     

    Client    : Palestinian National Authority (P.N.A.)

    Location : Nablus - Palestine

    Services Provided : Design

    Total Built up Area : 5,200 m2

    Construction Cost  : US $ 3,500,000

    Starting Date  : 1996

    Completion Date : 1997

     

    Project Description:

     

    The project is located on one of the beautiful hills of Nablus with a mild terrain overlooking the city. Intended as headquarter for P.N.A President, this project consists of a main building and three secondary buildings. The main building comprises three floors of offices and presidential meeting rooms along with the President's residence. Secondary buildings comprise three units of two and three floors housing offices and the President's staff residences. The project design responds to the sloping terrain and places the main building on the top wrapped with the other buildings, which cascade down the hill. Olive trees form the second layer wrapping around the buildings to integrate the project within its sensitive surroundings.

     

     

  • DIWAN OF H. H. RULER REPRESENTATIVE

     

    The Diwan of H. H. the Ruler's Representative in the Eastern Region

     

    Client: Ministry of Urban Planning

    Location: Al Ain/Abu Dhabi-United Arab Emirates

    Services Provided : Design Competition

    Total Built-up Area   : 8,400 m2

    Construction Cost : US $ 9,200,000

    Starting Date  : 1997

    Completion Date : 1997

     


    Project Description:

     

    The program of the project consists mainly of offices, reception halls and meeting rooms in addition to the new Diwan Hall. The main objective of this project is to undertake a comprehensive re-organization of the existing Diwan building and the facilities around it; in addition to the design of a new Diwan building. The theme of this project consists of renovation, rebuilding, rehabilitation through reorganization and re-landscaping of the whole site. The architectural composition and image are inspired by local a tradition which expresses simplicity, geometry, and environmental sensitivity with a creative use of rich materials and intricate Islamic patterns appropriate to this building type.

     

     

  • MINISTRY OF LABOR & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

     

     

    Client   : Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

    Location : Al-Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided : Design Competition

    Total Built up Area : 29,200 m2

    Construction Cost  : US $ 29,500,000

    Starting Date  : 1997

    Completion Date : 1997

     



    Project Description:

     

    The project consists of a series of buildings set within extensive landscaping and parking areas, and takes possible future expansion into consideration. The three main blocks accommodate the three major departments of the ministry, which are: the Labor Department (8,000 m2), the Social Affairs Department (7,000 m2) and the Social Insurance Department (4,500 m2). This multi-storey complex includes the ministry offices along with parking areas, to accommodate about 1,400 employees, in addition to a restaurant, a multi-purpose hall and a mosque. The architectural character is based on local traditions of courtyards and is inspired by Najdi architectural heritage expressed in a contemporary language.

     

     

     

  • CUSTOMS TRAINING BUILDING

     

     

    Client   : Musanada

    Location  : Al Ain - United Arab Emirates

    Services Provided : Design and Supervision

    Total Built up Area : 3,600 m2

    Starting Date  : 1999

    Completion Date : 1999

     

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    The project locates in Al-Ain, The project consists of Ground Floor and First Floor.

    Multi purposes halls lectures, Library, Simulation equipment halls, IT room, Phone operators office, Large storage for furniture and kitchen.

    The first floor consists of manager office, legal counsel office, Administration affairs, Offices, Customs affairs offices and equipment, control room.

     

     

  • COURTS & PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS BUILDINGS

     

    Courts and Public Prosecutions Buildings of Al-Sharjah

     

    Client   : Sharjah Government

    Location  : Sharjah- United Arab Emirates

    Services Provided : Design Competition

    Total Built up Area : 27,500 m2

    Construction Cost  : US $ 16,300,000

    Starting Date  : 1999

    Completion Date : 1999

     

    Project Description

     

     

    The idea was inspired from the Sharjah Heritage of law practice in the region, where the social and religious dimensions are linked to the everyday life activities, and offers new insights and distinctiveness to such governmental buildings while maintaining authenticity and prestige.

     

    The design won second place in the international competition, where the design presented a new vision for the functional distribution between different parts of the court specially the court halls. This ​​unique 27,500m² building provides a new vision of contemporary design for court houses, bringing responsiveness to the social and cultural aspects of such building, making it a civilized phenomenon amid the surrounding buildings in the heart of Sharjah.

     

     

  • JORDAN UNIV. OF SCIENCE & TECH. ADMISSION

     

     Jordan University of Science & Technology Admission & Registration

     

    Client : Jordan University of Science & Technology

    Location: Irbid - Jordan

    Services Provided  : Design

    Total Built-up Area   : 2,440 m2

    Construction Cost   : US $ 2,650,000

    Starting Date  : 2002

    Completion Date : 2002

     

    Project Description:

     

     

    This facility forms one quadrant of the Central Forum of the Social Spine. It consists of a two storey high main central admission hall (1000m2) serving students throughout the academic year, together with registration department on the ground floor and administration offices on the first floor. Similar to the other buildings forming the four quadrants of the Forum, the architectural composition creates pockets of landscaped urban spaces for students gathering and interaction. The architectural character is a blend of elegant modern curtain wall facades and exposed tubular air conditioning ducts in the central hall, combined with natural local stone and regional architectural features.

     

     

     

  • JORDAN UNIV. OF SCIENCE & TECH - HALL

     

    Jordan University of Science and Technology Multi-Purpose Hall

     

    Client: Jordan University of Science and Technology

    Location    : Irbid - Jordan

    Services Provided   : Design

    Total Built-up Area  : 7,320 m2

    Construction Cost   : US $ 2,780,000

    Starting Date  : 2002

    Completion Date : 2003

     

     

    DESCRIPTION:

     

    This project is intended as a new addition to the growing campus of Jordan University of Science and Technology. It includes two parts: The first part consists of a combined activities stadium, including, Olympic sized covered hand ball, volley ball, basket ball, and tennis courts with supporting facilities, such as, administration, referees, first aid, and wet areas, while the second part consists of a covered semi-Olympic swimming pool, fitness center, squash, table tennis, dormitories, and a cafeteria. The architectural image reflects the advanced nature of Jordan University of Science and Technology, through a contemporary character using a combination of stone cladding, steel structure, reinforced concrete, and glass.

     

     

     

  • QATAR STATE EMBASSY

     

     

    Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Qatar

    Location : Amman - Jordan

    Services Provided: Design & Supervision

    Total Built-up Area : 6,100 m2

    Construction Cost     : US $ 5,000,000

    Starting Date : 2003 Design - 2005 Supervision

    Completion Date: 2004 Design - 2007 Supervision

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    The design of the Qatar Embassy in Jordan reflects a contemporary interaction between traditional Qatari architecture style and the local architecture character of Jordan, whereas the exterior design of the Embassy reflected this not only through the formation of the facades, but also through the use of materials such as stone, glass, steel and wooden mashrabiyyas.

     

    Consisting of four levels; basement, ground, first and second levels, the Embassy’s interlocking buildings and planning guarantee security and privacy requirements are met, while employing high-tech electromechanical systems with advanced structural solutions all within an overall contemporary framework.

     

     

     

     

  • SANAA CONFERENCE PALACE

     

    Client : Yemeni Government

    Location : Sanaa - Republic of Yemen

    Services Provided : Design Competition

    Total Built-up Area  : 17,570 m2

    Construction Cost : US $ 20,000,000

    Starting Date   : 2004

    Completion Date  : 2004

     

    Project Description

     

    A complex situated on a hill and surrounded by governmental facilities including the Republican Palace, this building consists of a main 1500 seating conference hall, secondary halls, administrative and security services, in addition to media facilities. The architectural formal concept rephrases the Yemeni heritage into a modern interpretation; a stepped agricultural platforms embracing the activities with traditional water well in the center of the mass, while employing Yemeni historical facades using modern materials to reflect a contemporary architectural image.

     

     

     

  • THE SUPREME COURT PROJECT

     

    Client  :Consulting Engineering Office for Public Utilities

    Location  :Tripoli - Libya

    Services Provided  :Concept Design

    Total Built-Up Area :6,600 m2

    Construction Cost  :6,000,000

    Starting Date  :2004

    Completion Date  :2004

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    The Court Complex in Tripoli – Libya was to be the official Courthouse building in the country. With a transcendent and monumental approach; the court main facades were designed to have a symmetrical front elevation with natural stone arcades of huge courses. The project was raised significantly from the surroundings level with large scale stairs, assuring the huge main entrance has the dreaded aura this place has; while the large dome added the luxury image and the imperial effect to the space. The decorative screens inspired from the Libyan traditional architecture -with a contemporary approach- was one of the elements that connected the heritage with the present in this majestic building.

     

  • MINISTRY OF FINANCE COMPLEX

     

     

    Client  : Ministry of Finance

    Location: Amman - Jordan

    Services Provided  : Concept Design

    Total Built-up Area: 72,000 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 39,000,000

    Starting Date : 2004

    Completion Date : 2004

     

    Ministry of Finance Complex

     

    The proposed design of the Ministry building, reflected the vision of contemporary architectural design of the Jordanian Architectural Heritage through dealings with the overall conformation of the site and the materials used, where the complex consists of: the Ministry main building, General Budget Department, Customs department, General Supplies Department, and the Department of Public Sales Tax public, in which are connected together in an integrated form within the site.

     

  • MINISTRY OF HAJJ

     

     

    Client  : Ministry of Hajj

    Location   : Mecca - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided     : A/E Design and Supervision

    Total Built-up Area    : 102,000 m²

    Construction Cost     : US $ 125,000,000

    Starting Date   : 2004 Design - 2009 Supervision

    Completion Date  : 2006 Design - Ongoing Supervision

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    The design of the Ministry of Hajj presents a distinctive architectural vision for visitors to Mecca, where it represents the authenticity of the architecture through inspirations from elements of the local architecture and its traditional neighborhoods in terms of high-rise buildings with an internal courtyard in the center of the building, in addition to that emulates the contemporary models, such as those found in Mina and the Haj airport.

     

    This project is the first governmental institution outside the capital, Riyadh, where the ministry consists of eight floors, two of which are underground, and which consists of sections of the ministry, a large ballroom and a training center. And the visitors are communicated through an open courtyard dedicated for them.

     

     

     

     

  • ABU DHABI COURT HOUSE COMPLEX

     

     

    Client   : Abu Dhabi Judiciary Department

    Location  : Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

    Services Provided : Design & Supervision

    Total Built-up Area : 110,000 m²

    Construction Cost  : US $ 150,000,000

    Starting Date  : 2007 Design - 2009 Supervision

    Completion Date : 2008 Design - Ongoing Supervision

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    Philosophy of the concept is driven from the cultural relationship between man and his believes, which transform ideologies and values to factual human behavior, and also impact the physical space, taking into consideration the diverting understanding of such rules understanding the differentiation between the man-made rules (civic affairs–Secular) and Shari'a (Qur'anic understanding of human rights- Sacred) to transform the relation between the secular and the sacred into a physical understanding. We consider the secular, a part of the contextual forces of the site's urban tissue, seen as the social introductory of the sacred domain through an intermediate shift, which is purity (Al-Taharaa- Water)

     

     

     

     

     

  • SMALL AND MEDIUM COURT HOUSE

     

     

    Client: Morganti

    Location: Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirate

    Services Provided: Design Competition

    Total Built-up Area: 28,700 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 50,000,000

    Starting Date: 2008

    Completion Date: 2008

     

    Project Description:

     

    The proposed design for the project, which includes the design of two prototypes of courts; small and medium courts to be distributed in different areas across the emirate of Abu Dhabi, where the focus was on finding a common architectural approach that creates a balanced dialogue between the community and the authority through the judiciary system.

     

    The building is divided into two parts, the tower representing power and strength, where it includes the courtroom associated with the Judges offices and staff facilities, while the other part is the podium that shores different spaces and functions associated with the visitors activities, linked by a passageway that originates from the main entrance and ends with the Mosques minaret; recalling the pattern of traditional Arab city streets.

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  • JORDAN ENGINEERS ASSOCIATION'S CITY

     

     

    Client: Associations' Council

    Location: Amman - Jordan

    Services Provided: Design Competition

    Total Site Area: 155,000m2

    Total Built-up Area: 50,000 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 140,000,000

    Starting Date: 2008

    Completion Date: 2008

     

     

    Project Description

     

    The proposed design for the Jordanian Engineers’ Association complex competition offers an innovative vision for the project through the structure of the intellectual and philosophical inspiration from the building site and the effective role and symbolic meaning of this complex. The design also came as an expression of the institution traditions and essences in a contemporary manner that keeps up with the demands and needs of the future. The base of the building was connected strongly to the social aspect of the city, where it is seen clearly as if the glass towers reach up to the sky when approaching the site in from Jordan Street, where these towers reveal the astonishing surrounding hills and fascinating view.

     

     

     

     

  • ABU DHABI DETAINEES BUILDING

     

     

    Client: Abu Dhabi Judiciary Department

    Location: Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

    Services Provided: Design and Supervision

    Total Built up Area: 15,000m²

    Construction Cost: US $ 50,000,000

    Starting Date: 2008 Design - 2009 Supervision

    Completion Date: 2008 Design - 2011 Supervision

     

    Project Description:

     

    The idea of this ​​building originated from the need to allocate a place of temporary detention before being brought to trial in the adjacent main courthouse. For this reason the architectural design of this building served as an integral part of the main courthouse building, where these buildings connect with each other through an underground tunnel used to transport prisoners to and from court.

     

    The architectural language of this building conformed to the adjacent courthouse, where the presence of a stone podium represents law force, and which includes functions related with visitors, with four glass towers emerging with light breakers made ​​of pottery reflecting the concept of transparency associated with the judiciary system.

     

    The building consists of the Administration, area allocated for visitation, private detainee medical clinic, in addition to the prison facilities and security surveillance with modern technologies.

     

     

     

  • KUWAIT COURT HOUSE

     

     

     

    Client: Kuwait Ministry of Justice

    Location: Kuwait

    Services Provided: Design Competition

    Total Built-up Area: 80,000 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 170,000,000

    Starting Date: 2008

    Completion Date: 2008

    J.V. / Associate: Gulf Consultant

     

     

    Project Description

     

    The proposed design for this global competition of the Kuwait court house, aims to create a new standard form for the court building, in a manner inspired by the architectural heritage of the Arab and Islamic world in Kuwait and the origins of traditional justice on the one hand, and meets the requirements of modern life with its intricate social and economic development on the other.

     

    The design was proposed through a dynamic vision which achieves functional requirements, and which also meets sustainable requirements with a contemporary approach using basic principles and modern technology, this innovative model ranked second in a list of nineteen global consulting firms, where the assessment indicated high appreciation amongst the jury; where this form of design in creating a sustainable environment represents the power of justice and generates a state of dynamic equilibrium.

     

     

     

  • EMERGENCY FORCES CAMPS

     

     

    EMERGENCY FORCES CAMPS - CATEGORY A & B

     

    Client   : Center For Development Projects Ministry of Interior

    Location                   : Different Provinces & Cities - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided  : Architectural, Engineering & Landscape Design

    Total Built-Up Area : 190,320 m2

    Construction Cost  : US $ 260,576,000

    Starting Date  : 2007

    Completion Date  : 2009

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    The project site area is (1000x1000)m, containing more than twenty prototype buildings of different functions, such as:

    Soldiers Dormitories, Restaurants, Learning Building, Theater,  Sport Club, Watching, Towers, Ancillary Buildings, shaded and un-shaded car parking,  in addition to large training courtyards.

    High International Engineering Standards were used in designing security Systems, Fire fighting Systems and Fire Zoning. Three different Foundation Designs were provided for all buildings assuming three soil bearing capacities of (1.5,2.0,2.5) KPa.

    Fitting more than 85% of the Kingdom Sites, besides all buildings were designed to resist Seismic loads.

     

     

  • ADA BUILDING OFFICE EXTENSION

     

    Client:  Arriyadh Development  Authority

    Location: Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided  : Design Competition

    Site Area  :5,622 m²

    Total Built-Up Area :16,100 m²

    Construction Cost  :US $ 21,333,000

    Starting Date  :2011

    Completion Date  :2012

     

     

    Project Description:

     

     

    The new headquarters of ADA will be located in Diplomatic Quarter – Arriyadh. The proposed site is adjacent to the existing ADA building and in the vicinity of the institutional building of UN and the business oasis office building located to the North of the site.

    The project is an Office Building that combines the existing building and the proposed extension and reflect the image and the aims of ADA to the implementation between the modernity and the heritage.

    To reflect the identity and the image of a high profile institutional and administrational function with retaining simplicity.

    To address the over all urban design from of the surrounding area of the precinct and connected physical  & functionally with existing ADA building at all floors.

    To have a physical link through an open space at the ground floor with the adjacent AlKindi Plaza and viewing from adjacent external urban context to have a visual connection between the plaza and surrounding.

    To keep visual continuity and maintain the pedestrian access between Umayah AbuSultan Street and Kindi Plaza the Urban spine was designed to achieve this idea.

    The Extension Building was oriented to respect Qibla direction emphasis it by creating a multi hierarchy of spaces and courtyards, a new concept for office building was achieved. These act as social gathering areas for the public as well as for the private (office users) in addition they allow natural light to penetrate deep inside the building.

    The Landscape took in consideration, the Kindi Plaza renovation & small gardens were located in key places within the building extension to create a healthy environment and provide nice views.

     

     

  • DIRIYA GOVERNERATE

     

     

    Client   : Arriyadh Development Authority

    Location  : Diriyah - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided : A/E Design and Supervision

    Total Built-up Area : 6,330 m2

    Construction Cost : US $ 10,000,000

    Starting Date   : 2010 Design - 2012 Supervision

    Completion Date  : 2011 Design - Ongoing Supervision

     

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    This outstanding symbolic landmark won a design competition in 2010. The architectural Intellectual dialogue is what distinguished this project, and the originality of the urban formation, which covers the cultural and functional aspects, carrying the present standards and the rich heritage history of the place in order to create a contemporary concept linking traditional and cultural values ​​of Al-Diriyah.

     

    The design integrates two rectangular buildings; one is facing the Hay Turaif and is orientated towards the Qiblah, while the other overlooks the main street. The triangular openings on the facades allow the natural sunlight to penetrate the building giving the interiors a more spacious and brighter feel, and offering a contemporary sense that respects the traditional of the place.

     

     

     

  • NATIONAL CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL

     

     

    Client  : Musanada

    Location    : Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

    Services Provided     : Design Competition

    Total built-up area     : 46,150 m2

    Construction Cost    : US $ 95,000,000

    Starting Date   : 2010

    Completion Date   : 2010

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    The proposed design for the National Consultative Council forms a contemporary architectural heritage reading of the United Arab Emirates heritage, through the creation of new architectural formation that impersonates the old Huson Palace, which is considered to be an architectural symbol representing the continuing evolution of the city, while maintaining its identity at the same time.

     

    The National Consultative Council was designed to represent the values ​​of the local community in the city of Abu Dhabi and symbolizes the culture and identity through the design showing the development and progress in the urbanism of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

     

     

  • CONFERENCE CENTER - SAKHIR PALACE

     

     

    Conference Center & the Grand Mosque at Sakhir Palace

     

    Clien: Ministry of Works

    Location    : Bahrain

    Services Provided    : Design Competition

    Total site Area  : 67,000 m2

    Total Built-up Area : 22,500 m²

    Construction Cost : US $ 73,000,000

    Starting Date  : 2010

    Completion Date : 2010

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    The proposed design for the architectural competition was inspired by the architectural heritage of Bahrain, where the design reflects the urban fabric integration and overlapping in life’s physical aspects life and the values ​​of knowledge of Islam, through the use of more than one configuration system both in terms of direction, and of general character.

     

    In light of this, the convention center was designed and which represents the part related to the physical life; in parallel to the main street, whilst the mosque which represents the Islamic and religious aspect is directed towards Al-Qibleh reflecting the knowledge values ​​of Islam.

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  • HEADQUARTER OF FAMILY DEV. FOUNDATION

     

    The Headquarter Of Family Development Foundation

     

    Client    : Musanda

    Location   : Abu-Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

    Services Provided  : Design Competition

    Total Built up Area   : 33,000 m²

    Construction Cost   : US $37,000,000

    Starting Date   : 2011

    Completion Date  : 2011

     

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    The Family Development Foundation was established in 2006 pursuant to Law No. (11/2006) issued by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. The foundation is chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak. The law stipulates that the Foundation shall replace the Abu Dhabi Women’s Association and its branches, offices, agencies and clubs, and shall take over all the assets, property and real estate on those bodies and their rights and obligations. The Family Development Foundation is a public non-profit organization.

    The Abu Dhabi Government now intends to construct a new Headquarters for Family Development Foundation in alignment with Abu Dhabi Government Vision 2030.

     

     

  • ABU DHABI ACCOUNTABILITY AUTHORITY

     

     

    Client: ADAA

    Location: Abu-Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

    Services Provided: Design Competition

    Total Built up Area : 11,000 m²

    Construction Cost : US $26,000,000

    Starting Date: 2011

    Completion Date : 2011

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    The concept emerged from the significance of this building and the particular understanding of the vital and delicate functions contained within the building, the aim was to reach a design that reflects transparency and balance in which derived the concept of balance and harmony for the ADAA building.

     

    This was revealed through the use of unique materials in addition to understanding the different geometries and functions that reside within the project, maintaining the architectural concept which is visualized in the entrances, podium, offices and the project details.

     

     

  • QATAR COURTS PALACE

     

    Client  : Barwa Real Estate Company

    Location  : Doha - Qatar

    Services Provided : Design Competition

    Built up Area  : Ground floor: 154,223 m2

    Total Built up Area  : 347,000 m2

    Construction Cost  : US $ 415,000,000

    Starting Date   : 2012

    Completion Date : 2012

     

     

    Project Description

     

    The project aims to develop courthouse complex for Al-Doha –Qatar on a 270,000 m2 site combining all levels of judicial system.

    The intention of the project is to create a complex that represents the power of justice through a dynamic equilibrium between Qatari desert life (Qatari heritage) and modern technology.

    The site is sculptured around the three nodes representing levels of judicial system to form the dunes (reflecting Qatari desert life) through which oasis of justice (Wahat Aladel) is engraved. The oasis is covered with a steel mega-structure resembling the desert tents. The programmatic components are organized within the site on three floors and a basement.

     

     

  • AL EMARA COMPLEX

     

     

    Client  : Saudi Government

    Location   : Mecca – Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided  : Design Competition

    Total Built up Area  : 65,000 m²

    Construction Cost : US $70,000,000

    Starting Date   : 2012

    Completion Date  : 2012

     

     

    Project Description

     

    The concept of Al-Emara complex in Makkah Al-Mukharama was influenced by the morphology of the architectural style of A-Hijaz, which combines the architectural modality of the traditional buildings and the urban fabric of Makkah, thus; creating a base point for the broader development plan, through the use of technology, professional guidance and the new strategy of fabricating governmental buildings.

     

    The project lies on the western border of Makkah, and consist of offices and occupations needed to offer services to the local community, comprising of HRH prince’s office, senior and local staff, where the public are served not through the job but within spaces open to commute with the people.

     

     

     

     

  • HOLY MAKKAH MUNICIPALITY

     

     

    Client  : Holy Makkah Municipality

    Location   : Makkah, KSA

    Services Provided  : Concept Design

    Total Built up Area   : 128,527 m²

    Construction Cost   : 133,920,000 $

    Starting Date   : 2013

    Completion Date  : on going

    Sector:    : Governmental

    Project Tags (Skills applied) : Offices

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    This design aims to replace the Holy Makkah Municipality in its futuristic vision, and meet the needs of the developing holy city.

    Three main buildings form the project, the main building which includes the VIP offices and main theater is centralized, on one side is the parking building and on the other side offices and public waiting areas.

    The mosque which is located in the central plaza is performing as an additional arcade which gives it maximum integration with the main plaza and reflects the importance of Islam in their daily life.

    The façade treatment is derived from the old Hejazi architecture and the use of the screens "mashrabia" as well as the site which reflects the urban fabric and topography of the holy city.