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.







    Client:  Riyadh Development Authority

    Location:  Al-Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided :  Design Competition, Design&   Architectural Supervision

    Total Built-up Area : 44,000m²2

    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







    Clien : The Municipality of Amman

    Location : Amman - Jordan

    Services Provided    : Design & Supervision

    Total Built-up Area  :8,650m²2

    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







    Client : Ministry of Culture

    Location : Amman - Jordan

    Services Provided : Design & Supervision

    Total Built-up Area :300m²2

    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 ofaround 300 m²²  as well as interior design including all electromechanical works







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

    Location : Nablus - Palestine

    Services Provided : Design

    Total Built up Area :5,200m²2

    Construction Cost  : US $ 3,500,000

    Starting Dat  : 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 sensitivesurroundings.





    Client: Ministry of Urban Planning

    Location:AluAin-Abuu  Dhabi-United Arab Emirates

    Services Provided : Design Competition

    Total Built-up Area   :8,400m²2

    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 buildingtype.




    Client   : Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

    Location : Al-Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided : Design Competition

    Total Built up Area :29,200m²2

    Construction Cost  : US $ 29,500,000

    Starting Date  : 1997

    Completion Date :199


    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 LaboDepartmen)(8,000 m²), the e Social AffairDepartmen2(7,000 m²) ) and the Social InsurancDepartmen)(4,500m²). . 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 contemporarlanguage.








    Client   : Musanada

    Location  : Al Ain - United Arab Emirates

    Services Provided : Design and Supervision

    Total Built up Area :3,600m²2

    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, controlroom.





    Client   : Sharjah Government

    Location  : Sharjah- United Arab Emirates

    Services Provided : Design Competition

    Total Built up Area :27,500m²2

    Construction Cost  : US $ 16,300,000

    Starting Date  : 1999

    Completion Date : 1999





    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 unique027,500 m²²  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 ofSharjah.





    Client : Jordan University of Science & Technology

    Location: Irbid - Jordan

    ServicesProvided:: Design

    Total Built-upArea:02,440 m²2

    Construction Cos  : US $ 2,650,000

    StartingDate:: 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 admissionhall (1000 m²))  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 architecturalfeatures.s





    Client: Jordan University of Science and Technology

    Locatio  : Irbid - Jordan

    Services Provide  : Design

    Total Built-up Are  :7,320m²2

    ConstructionCost:: US $ 2,780,000

    Starting Date  : 2002

    CompletionDate:e 2003




    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, andglass.







    Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Qatar

    Location : Amman - Jordan

    Services Provided: Design & Supervision

    Total Built-up Area :6,100m²2

    ConstructionCosts  : 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 contemporaryframework.





    Client : Yemeni Government

    Location : Sanaa - Republic of Yemen

    ServicesProvided:d Design Competition

    Total Built-upArea:17,5700m²2

    Construction Cost : US $ 20,000,000

    StartingDate:: 2004

    CompletionDate:: 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 architecturalimage.





    Client:gConsulting  Engineering Office for Public UtilitiesLocation  :Tripoli - Libya

    ServicesProvidede  :Concept Design

    Total Built-UpArea:06,600 m²2

    ConstructionCost: US $ 6,000,0000Starting Date: 20044

    CompletionDatet  :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.






    Client  : Ministry of Finance

    Location: Amman - Jordan

    ServicesProvided:: Concept Design

    Total Built-upArea:072,000 m²2

    Construction Cost: US $ 39,000,000

    StartingDate:e 2004

    CompletionDate:e 2004



    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.





    Client:: Ministry of HajjLocation:: Mecca - Saudi Arabia

    ServicesProvided:: A/E Design and Supervision

    Total Built-upArea:: 102,000 m²

    ConstructionCost:: US $ 125,000,000

    StartingDate:: 2004 Design - 2009 Supervision

    CompletionDate:: 2006Design-2012g 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 forthem.m







    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 $ 350,000,000

    Starting Date: 2007 Desig -  2009 Supervision

    Completion Date: 2008 Design- 2014 Supervision



    Project Description:


    Through recognizing the differences between civil and sharea’ rulings and transforming the relationship between secularism and religion to a relationship based on physical perception the Abu Dhabi court project was implemented.


    The design comprises of three axis, the first is religion, which is reflected through the Quranic verses engraved on the façade, and which continues on the internal walls of the court, noting that the court is directed towards the Qibleh. The second is the functional axis, which covers the functional and operational requirements through the implementation of the space layouts. The third is associated with the social aspect, pursuing linking the other axis together, where all the courts are oriented towards the city and the surrounding network.




    Client: Morganti

    Location: Abu Dhabi – United ArabEmiratese

    Services Provided: Design Competition

    Total Built-up Area:28,700m²2

    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





    Client: Associations' Council

    Location: Amman - Jordan

    Services Provided: Design Competition

    Total SiteArea:155,000m²2

    Total Built-up Area:50,000m²2

    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 fascinatingview.







    Client: Abu Dhabi Judiciary Department

    Location: Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

    Services Provided: Design and Supervision

    Total Built upArea:15,000m²²

    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








    Client: Kuwait Ministry of Justice

    Location: Kuwait

    Services Provided: Design Competition

    Total Built-up Area:80,000m²2

    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 dynamicequilibrium.m







    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 theheritage;oto  reflect the identity and the image of a high profile institutional and administrational function with retainingsimplicity,oand 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.Moreover,oto  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 surroundingoAnd  keep visual continuity and maintain the pedestrian access between Umayah AbuSultan Street and Kindi Plaza the Urban spine was designed to achieve this ideae 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 buildinge 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







    Client   : Arriyadh Development Authority

    Location  : Diriyah - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided : A/E Design and Supervision

    Total Built-up Area :6,330m²2

    Construction Cost : US $ 10,000,000Starting:Date:  2010 Design - 2012 Supervision

    CompletionDate::2011 Designg




    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 theplace.





    Location:: Abu Dhabi - United Arab EmiratesServices:Provided:  Design Competition

    Totalbuilt-up0Area: 46,150 m²2Construction: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 AbuDhabi.





    Client: Ministry of W

    Location:  : Bahrain

    Service Provided : Design Competition

    Total Area:767,000 m²

    Total Built-up Area : 22,500 m²

    Construction Cost : US $ 73,000

    Starting Date:   :

    Completion Date : 2010



    Project Description:


    The 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 gencharacter.


    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 Islam. .







    Clientn  : Musanda

    Locationo  : Abu-Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

    Services:Provided:  Design Competition

    Total Builtup: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 Vision2030.







    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.





    Client  : Barwa Real Estate CompanyLocation  : Doha - Qatar

    Services Provided : Design Competition

    Builtup Area   : Ground floor:154,223m²
                                  1st floor 49,699 m²
                                  2nd floor 30,288 m²                                     
                                 Covered surface parking: 70,000 m²                                  
                                 Underground parking and services: 103,000 m²2

    Total Builtup0Area: 347,000 m²2Construction Costt  : US $ 415,000,000Starting:Date:  2012

    Completion Date : 2012



    Project Description


    The project aims to develop courthouse complex for Al-Doha –Qatar ona 270,000 m²²  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 abasement.








    Client  : Holy Makkah Municipality

    Location   : Makkah, KSA

    Services Provided  : Concept Design

    Total Built up Area   : 128,527 m²

    Construction Cost  :US$0133,920,000$

    StartingDatet :2013s



    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 holycity.