OFFICES

Considering the desired image of the workplace, the functional requirements as well as employees well-being, are the basis of inspiration for DAR AL OMRAN’s designs for office buildings.     with a unique experience of the workplace.

Clients’ visions for flexibility and comfort, connectivity and reliability as well as a healthy and effective workplaces are all interpreted through reflecting the sense of a company’s mission, trademark and style of work which serves the needs and requirements of clients and employees alike.

PROJECTS

  • 1994-AL-RIYADH DEVELOPMENT COMPANY OFFICES

    Al-Riyadh Development Company Offices

     

    Client: Al-Riyadh Development Company

    Location: Al-Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided: Design Competition

    Total Built-up Area: 40,000 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 25,000,000

    Starting Date: 1994

    Completion Date: 1994

     

    Project Description:

     

    This office building is located near the complex of the First Al-Tameer Shopping Project; a place of great importance in the heart of the city of Al-Riyadh. It introduces a contemporary image of a high rise building that is strongly connected to its surrounding urban context. The building comprises of sixteen floors of offices equipped and served with the most up-to-date building technologies. It is intended to be an urban landmark in harmony with other important buildings of the city such as the Friday Mosque and Justice Palace. This group of buildings will form the seeds for a homogeneous and well designed urban fabric.

     

  • 1995-CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY

    Chamber of Commerce & Industry at Libya

     

    Client: Consulting Engineering Office for Public Utilities

    Location: Misrata - Libya

    Services Provided: Design Competition

    Starting Date: 1995

    Completion Date: 1995

     

  • 1996-JORDAN TELECOM ADMINISTRATION TOWER

    Jordan Telecom Administration Tower

     

    Client: Jordan Telecom Company

    Location: Amman - Jordan

    Services Provided: Design Competition

    Total Built-up Area: 25,500 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 15,200,000

    Starting Date: 1996

    Completion Date: 1996

     

    Project Description:

     

    The Tower is located in Amman across from the Housing Bank Complex, and near the old telecom tower, which will remain in function. It creates a unique and impressive landmark in the cityscape. The building was divided into two parts in order to preserve the continuity of the microwaves transmitted by the old tower. With bridges o several floors linking the two parts. The building consists of an auditorium, museum and offices including offices for the Minister and the Vice Minister on the top floors in addition to a small mosque located on the entrance circular court. The architectural character is inspired by local traditional and contemporary architecture.

     

  • 1996-CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY

    Chamber of Commerce & Industry

     

    Client: Chamber of Commerce and Industry

    Location: Makkah - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided: Design Competition

    Total built-up area: 50,000 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 40,000,000

    Starting Date: 1996

    Completion Date: 1996

     

    Project Description:

     

    The Chamber of Commerce and Industry building is located in one of the active commercial streets in Mekka Al-Mukkarama, where the suggested design reflects the art of traditional architecture of the region through a contemporary representation of  the buildings formation and façades;  through the materials used and the wooden mashrabiyas that symbolize the traditional architecture as decorative elements.

    The project consists of six buildings, surrounded by a piazza that is covered with a tensile structure giving the building an impeccable design, and traces of modern design, five of these buildings comprise of nine floors that accommodate the Chamber's offices.

     

  • 1997-AL-KHAYYAT COMPLEX

    Al Khayyat Complex

     

    Client: Mr. Tahseen Al-Khayyat

    Location: Beirut - Lebanon

    Services Provided: Design Competition

    Total Built up Area: 21,000 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 10,000,000

    Starting Date: 1997

    Completion Date: 1998

     

    Project Description:

     

    Located in the central district of Beirut, this landmark houses a mixed use program including car parking in the lower three basements, shopping mall and movie theaters in the first 5 floors provided with escalators & elevators, as the site is located between two streets of different levels. It also accommodates private clinics in a separate block of six floors with a separate entrance. The upper floors (from the 7th-16th) accommodate furnished apartments and studios. The architectural image is clearly inspired by Lebanon traditional architecture and reflects the complex program of human and organic expression.

     

  • 1997-AL-DOHA OFFICE BUILDING

    Al Doha Office Building

     

    Client: A. Murry

    Location: Qatar

    Services Provided: Architectural Competition

    Total built-up area: 15,000 m2

    Construction Cost: US $15,000,000

    Starting Date: 1997

    Completion Date: 1997

     

  • 2000-PALESTINE TRADE CENTER

    Palestine Trade Center

     

    Client: R&B Investment Inc.

    Location: Albeereh - Palestine

    Services Provided: Design

    Total Built-up Area: 33,500 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 15,000,000

    Starting Date: 2000

    Completion Date: 2001

     

    Project Description:

     

    Located in the Palestinian city of Ramallah, this building is intended as an impressive landmark in the cityscape, as it contributes to the development of the city through an innovative solution. The building consists of two stories of the state of the art shopping mall, one storey food court, ten stories of offices, five stories of hotel apartments, ballroom on the nineteenth floor, a revolving restaurant on the top of the building, as well as movie theaters at grade and below grade levels, and 3 levels of parking garages. The architectural character is distinctly contemporary using modern materials and facade treatments achieving a high degree of transparency and rationality.

     

  • 2000-BURJ BULAYLA

    Burj Bulayla

     

    Client: National Company for Engineering Services (NESSCO)

    Location: Tripoli - Libya

    Services Provided: Design

    Total Built-up Area: 31,500 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 17,800,000

    Starting Date: 2000

    Completion Date: 2003

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    In an attempt to create a unique and impressive landmark near the old city of Tripoli, Burj Bulayla was inspired to reflect the traditional elements of the region with a contemporary twist, while corresponding to the location by being tilted to face the street corner for better exposure and stronger presence.

    Consisting of two square towers of 20 to 24 floors, this project houses the offices for an engineering company, with the higher tower intended for a bank. The ground and mezzanine floors are used as entrance lobbies and have banking services as well as a flexible open showroom in the lower tower with the upper floors having semi open plans for office areas.

     

  • 2002-SHEIKH SAIF TOWER

    Shaikh Saif Tower

     

    Client: Private Office

    Location: Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

    Services Provided: Design Competition

    Total built Up Area: 37,000 m2

    Construction cost: US $ 27,027,000

    Starting Date: 2002

    Completion Date: 2002

     

    Project Description:

     

    Introducing the latest building design, the innovation of Sheikh Saif Tower design was inspired to reflect modernity and outstanding contemporary architecture styles that have developed in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

    The Design of Sheikh Saif Tower with a site area of ​​37,000 square meters reflects concepts of contemporary architecture in the city of Abu Dhabi, as this 25-storey tower consists of mixed uses, including commercial shops on the ground floor and offices on two floors above the shops and then elegant apartments reaching the roof level where there lies a health club.

     

  • 2002-ALTAMDEEN HEADQUARTERS

    Al-Tamdeen Headquarters

     

    Client: Tamdeen Real Estate Company

    Location: Kuwait City - Kuwait

    Services Provided: Architectural and Landscape Design

    Total Built-up Area: 6,000 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 8,000,000

    Starting Date: 2002

    Completion Date: 2002

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    This 13-story building consists of two shifted modules; a rigid external stone module encompassing an inner glass module, symbolizing the Company's dynamic and progressive vision through the shifted glass core while deriving its strength and stability from the traditional values of Kuwait through the masonry enclosure. The shape and position of the tent-like features at the portals reflect both Tamdeen's logo and inherent regional references.

    With an architectural image defining a fusion between the past's solidity and the dexterity of the modern urban context, Al-Tamdeen Headquarters represent a flagship for Tamdeen while housing spaces for rental offices in the heart of Kuwait City.

     

  • 2004-KORDOFAN TRADING TOWER

    Kordofan Trading Tower

     

    Client: Kordofan Company Ltd.

    Location: Khartoum- Sudan

    Services Provided: Design Competition (First Prize)

    Total Built-up Area: 40,000m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 37,000,000

    Starting Date: 2004

    Completion Date: 2004

     

    Project Description:

     

    The design of The Kordofan Trading Tower in the capital Khartoum won first place in the architectural competition, where the design reflected the traditional architecture of Sudan mixed with the contemporary architectural style.

    The design of The Kordofan Trading Tower aimed to present a futuristic vision that would set a benchmark for the urban development plan of the city, In terms of the overall composition and the relationship with the surrounding urban context, this building consists of 25 floors including offices, furnished apartments, in addition to showrooms and multipurpose halls.

     

  • 2004-AKTAN TOWER

    Aktan Tower

     

    Client: Sudan Cotton Company Ltd.

    Location: Khartoum - Sudan

    Services Provided: Design - Competition (Second Prize)

    Total Built-up Area: 50,000 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 30,000,000

    Starting Date: 2004

    Completion Date: 2005

     

    Project Description:

     

    The design of this architectural competition for the headquarters for the Cotton Company aimed to present a traditional architectural character associated with the city of Khartoum in a contemporary style, using modern materials and technologies such as steel and glass. The Cotton Tower is divided into two buildings, one being a commercial building with 15 floors and the other representing the head quarter building with 10 floors.

    The Cotton Towers have a total built up area of 50,000 square meters; the buildings consist of a showroom, offices, apartments as well as general services and parking facilities.

     

  • 2006-MUTLAQ TOWER

    Mutlaq Tower

     

    Client: Al-Mutlaq Company

    Location: Jeddah - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided: Design Competition

    Total Built-up Area: 122,600 m2

    Construction Cost: US $ 82,500,000

    Starting Date: 2006

    Completion Date: 2006

     

    Project Description:

     

    The proposed design of Mutlaq Tower project located in the city of Jeddah, reflected Dar Al-Omran’s methodology in the development of integrated creative architectural models and solutions for office buildings, where the design highlights the meaning of modern commerce and communication through an architectural language inspired from sea life and the shapes of ship elements in an abstract manner in the ability to survive nature’s challenges and the art of dealing with it, where this was reflected in the design through the creation of a building that is well balanced and strong with the addition of elements that add vitality to this building.

     

  • 2006-ABDALI OFFICE BUILDING COMPETITION

    Alabdali Office Building Competition

     

    Client: EDGO Group/

    Location: Amman - Jordan

    Services Provided: Design Competition

    Total Built-up area: 19,700 m2

    Construction cost:  US $ 14,300,000

    Starting Date: 2006

    Completion Date: 2006

     

    Project Description:

     

    The suggested design for this commercial complex located in Alabdali, is comprised of two major masses connected with each other through an atrium. The building also includes panoramic elevators to facilitate moving between the building's nine floors; The Alabdali Office Building inspired to create a mixed-use entity consisting of commercial zones in both the ground and mezzanine floors and offices distributed throughout the rest of the building, in addition to two basement floors for parking. The architectural character of the building is directed towards a contemporary expression through the use of materials such as glass, stone and concrete.

     

  • 2008-ARAB INSURANCE COMPANY OFFICE BUILDING

    Arab Insurance Company Office Building

     

    Client: Arab Insurance Company

    Location: Amman - Jordan

    Services Provided: Design Competition

    Total Built-up Area: 6,700 m²

    Construction Cost: US $ 7,000,000

    Starting Date: 2008

    Completion Date: 2008

     

    Project Description:

     

    The design presented for the architectural competition for the Arab Insurance Company building reflected contemporary concepts of openness and values ​​associated with the formation of the building. The building consists of six floors and two parking floors; the reception was located on the ground floor, while the administrative offices were distributed on the upper floors. In order to get a consistent geometric shape that reflects the design concept for the project; the building’s exterior was surrounded with stone walls and modern mashrabiyya that reflect the image of traditional architecture, and which was designed to shield the building from the sun's direct rays.

     

  • 2009-PUBLIC AUTHORITY FOR ELECTRICITY & WATER

    Public Authority for Electricity and Water

     

    Client: PAEW (The Government of Oman)

    Location: Muscat - Oman

    Survives Provided: Design Competition

    Total Built-up Area: 14,000 m²

    Construction Cost: US $ 14,200,000

    Starting Date: 2009

    Completion Date: 2009

     

    Project Description:

     

    The design of the Public Authority for Electricity and Water aims to highlight the Omani tradition through a traditional architectural style that is well balanced with modern design, the design also focuses on the private use of this building through symbolizing the combination of the energy of water and electricity for a sustainable future.

    The upper part of the building represents a more modern and sustainable image, merging both traditional elements with photo-voltaic and utilizing other sustainable components and materials. However; the lower part of the building imitates the Omani Aflaj through water cascading at the entrance, thus resembling the traditional side of the building

     

  • 2009-GULF COUNCIL INTERCONNECTION AUTHORITY

    The Gulf Council Interconnection Authority

     

    Client: GCCIA Authority

    Location: Dammam – Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided: Design Competition

    Total Built Up Area: 15,500 m²

    Construction Cost: US $ 18,900,000

    Starting Date: 2009

    Completion Date: 2009

     

    Project Description:

     

    In order to achieve integration between traditional and contemporary architecture, the Gulf Council Interconnection Authority (GCIA) project located in Dammam–KSA was inspired to reflect a modern yet authentic civilization, with the aim to embrace sustainable and ecological concepts to encourage positive consumption of power and renewable energy.

    The Gulf Council Interconnection Authority consists of multi-floor buildings throughout the site, and the project also houses a mosque, a recreational centre to serve the users and is surrounded with a piazza and embellished with astonishing gardens.

     

  • 2011-NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL BUILDING

    National Center for Educational Building

     

    Location: Riyadh – KSA

    Client: Ministry of Education

    Plot Size: 37,740 m2

    Built-Up Area: 67,220 m2

    Construction Cost: 267,998,000 SAR

    Starting Date: September 2011

    Completion Date: November 2012

    Services Provided: Architectural and Engineering Design

     

    Project Description:

     

    The design of a building for the General Directorate of Information Technology of the Ministry of Education on a piece of land about 21,000 m2 within the headquarters of the Ministry and a total area of ​​21,827 m2, where the latest scientific technology to keep up with the developments of the times. In addition to the design of the multi-story parking building with six floors (2 basements, ground, three upper floors) west of the building of the General Directorate of Information Technology on a land area of ​​about 12,000 m2 and a total area of ​​43,150 m2. As well as the design of a nursery building as a change to the north of the parking building on a land area of ​​about 4,000 m2 and a total area of ​​2,243 m2

  • 2013-HRH PRINCE'S OFFICE

    HRH Prince's office in Imara

     

    Location: Al Madinah Al Monawarah – KSA

    Client: HRH Prince of Al Madinah Al Monawarah

    Built-Up Area: 1,000 m2

    Construction Cost: 1,000,000 SAR

    Starting Date: 2013

    Completion Date: 2014

    Services Provided: Interior Design

     

    Project Description:

     

    The Imara is the governing authority in Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah where His Royal Highnesses quarters lie. The architecture of the building is characterized by the traditional Islamic style. However, the existing interior of HRH is purely classical style. The interior concept was to transform the quarter from the classical style to Islamic style derived from the local Madinah heritage. This was to be implemented on site through as minimal work as possible in an innovative method whilst maintaining the basics of the structures allocated on site to minimize works onsite as probable.

    The restoration of the interior of HRH office and quarters was approached through using the existing elements and transforming them in an inventive manner into elements of Islamic style giving the spaces a “Make up” transformation with the least works required. This was through renovating the basic classic elements such as covering the column crowns with crowns of that used in the Prophets mosque, in addition to refurbishing the doors and converting them into doors used tin Islamic heritage. Moreover; simple additions of Mashrabiya’s were introduced throughout the quarter uplifting and transforming the style completely into the style desired and introducing the construction idea that majority of the interior elements can be constructed off site and brought on site for mounting within a few days

     

  • 2013-OBEIKAN HEAD QUARTER

    Obeikan Group Head Quarter

     

    Location: Riyadh – KSA

    Client: AL-Obeikan Group

    Built-Up Area: 6,500 m2

    Construction Cost: 12,000,000 SAR

    Starting Date: 2013

    Completion Date: 2016

    Services Provided: Electro Mechanical Design & Interior Design

     

    Project Description:

     

    The project consists of 6 floors in Al-Obeikan Tower opposite Mamlakeh Tower in Riyadh; these floors are to house the company departments and are to serve as Al-Obeikan Headquarters replacing their current offices. The consultancy service is to cover the interior design, MEP, BOQ, specifications and tender documents. The design reflected the new image of Al-Obeikan.

    Al-Obeikan Group headquarters is located in the heart of Riyadh. This tower enjoys a vital location on the King Fahd Road and is characterized by a unique architectural feature, this inspired a sleek, stylish and clean look with well-defined lines, interiors of modern offices.

    The design was stimulated by modern office approach of utilizing space and having transparency throughout all spaces with the use of cool color tones to enhance the definition of the clean cut lines and the main circulation axes in each floor. This also enriched the space by allowing the use of various finishing materials in a homogeneous manner reflecting the firm’s futuristic vision. The interior layout pursued the improvement of work productivity, harmony in the office, and a well-defined hierarchy offering work spaces, meeting spaces and support spaces.

  • 2014-ABC BANK

    HE EXPANSION AND RENOVATION OF ABC BANK (JORDAN) HEADQUARTERS

     

    Location: Amman -  Jordan

    Client: Arab Banking Corporation Bank (ABC Bank)

    Plot Size: 5,197 m2

    Built-Up Area: 15,686 m2

    Starting Date: 2014

    Completion Date: 2014

    Affiliation: PLP

    Services Provided: Design Competition, Architectural Design

     

    Project Description:

     

    The location for the extension of the Bank is behind the existing building on Abdel Rahim Al Waked Street - a secondary road.  The existing building was supposed to become an important element of the new Headquarters composition, as seen from Queen Nour Street- Main Street. The structure of the new extension was straightforward concrete frame with perimeter columns, allowing for a flexible office layout and an efficient structural system. At the end of each of the office floors small atria exist, social spaces, which should become focal points for each of the departments within the organization.

    The facades of the new extension was designed to provide as much daylight to the workspaces as possible, while shading against harsh sunlight.  The passage behind the existing building designed to connect straight into a new underground facility under the extension with 5 levels of parking, as well as a drop off and some of the subsidiary functions of the complex. Furthermore, the basements also designed to provide storage space and room for the new mechanical systems.  The first two floors of the extension were rotated to connect the Bank’s new entrance to the existing building and create a separate pavilion for the branch bank to bring about a landscaped pedestrian link between the two streets

     

  • 2014-HEALTH SPECIALTIES HEAD QUARTERS BUILDING

    SCFHS Head Quarter Buildings in Abha, Jazan and Al Madinah

     

    Location: Abha – Jazan- Madinah- KSA

    Client: Saudi Commission for Health Specialties

    Plot Size: 2,300 - 1,800 – 1,654 m2

    Built-Up Area: 19,494 – 11,100 – 5,000 m2

    Construction Cost: 150,000,000 SAR

    Starting Date: April 2014

    Completion Date: November 2016

    Services Provided: Architectural, Engineering & Interior Design

     

    Project Description:

     

    At DAR AL OMRAN, we always strive to achieve engineering excellence by accommodating the needs of our Clients through sustainable design.

    For this project, DAR AL OMRAN designed three health specialty buildings for the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.  In the design of such projects, maximum flexibility and efficiency in the leasable floor area is vital to ensure the best return on investment for the Owner. For this, a modular design system is adopted to allow flexibility in the floor design according to the needs of the Tenant.

    The interior design of the three buildings also emphasizes the flexibility and durability of this retail space. The careful selection of neutral themes within the buildings for public / shared spaces ensures that the public spaces created comply with the tastes of all Tenants.

     

 

  • Plot Size: 5,197 m2

    Built-Up Area: 15,686 m2

  • Plot Size: 2,300 - 1,800 – 1,654 m2

    Built-Up Area: 19,494 – 11,100 – 5,000 m2