Regional, Urban Planning & Urban Design
Working with relevant specialists for each project, be it economists, sociologist , ecologists, architects, utilities engineers, scientists, as well as real estate advisors, DAR AL OMRAN’s planning approach always links disciplines, places, people and strategic initiatives, with continuous endeavor of engaging stakeholders and the public as frequently as possible.
The community's own culture plays a significant role in the regional, urban and master planning process in order to create an enhanced urban environment and quality of life that is able to narrate the history and resonate the beautiful details of “place”, by forging consensus around visions, principles and strategic directions of each unique assignment.
1991-NEW INT. ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
Client:: University’s Administration
Services Provided: Planning & Architectural Design Review
Total Built-up Area: 150,000m²2
Construction Cost US $ 150,000,000
Starting Date : 1991
The project is located in the city of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The project was designed in three phases. It consists of a number of facilities including administration building, colleges, a multi-purpose building, laboratories, hospital, post office, lecture halls, central library, shops, cafeteria, students accommodation buildings, workshops and the College of Engineering. All the buildings are set amidst landscaped areas, gardens and playgrounds. Work also included services and parking areas. The architectural character reflects local and regional heritage expressed in a contemporary image.
1997-JORDAN Second TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
Client:: Aqaba Regional AuthorityLocation:: Wadi Rum - Jordan
Total Built-upArea:: 4,000,000m²2
ConstructionCost : US $ 10,330,000
Starting Date : 1997
Jordan’s Second Tourism Development Project was funded by the World Bank. Representing the active and unified efforts of the Aqaba Regional Authority, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, this Project included the study and development of the existing village, the creation of a new village, as well as the design of a visitor’s centre, an entrance gateway, in addition to a design of a new road and infrastructure, and the conservation of the environment through the implantation of plants and trees that are compatible with one the distinctive nature of Wadi Rum.
1997-SIDON SEA FRONT
Clien : Civil Planning Directorate
Locatio : Sidon - Lebanon
ServicesProvided:d Design Competition, Design
Total SiteArea:: 4Km²2
ConstructionCost:t US $ 300,000,000
After winning the international competition in architecture and master planning, the design developed a well- balanced urban city which became one of the pilot projects in urban planning and architectural design, it provides an integrated model comprising of buildings and multipurpose squares within the urban fabric.
This project included the development of Sidon current waterfront and its old city, in addition to setting a new layout for the whole district, which would contribute to the building’s design that respect aspects of history and tradition of the place and that highlights the architectural development eras of the city of Sidon over the years.
2000-AL ZAWYA CENTRE
Client:: Al Zawya CouncilLocation:: Al Zawya - Libya
ServicesProvided:d Urban Design
Site Area:: 120 Hectare
Main Consultant : Consulting Engineering Office for Public Utilities
The project mainly aims to develop Urban Design for Al-Zawiya city-centre in Libya. The scope of work involves analysis of Urban, Architectural, Transportation, Infrastructural, Environmental, Economic and Demographic aspects in the city centre in order to develop an urban design that shall support the development of Al Zawya City-centre.
The developed Urban Design covers zoning and distribution of land uses, developing detailed urban design for selected areas, developing urban design standards and guidelines, landscape design for selected areas, preparing action plan, typical elevations, sections and perspectives in addition to 3D modelling for the project area.
Clien : Makkah Construction & Development CompanyLocation:: Makkah - Saudi Arabia
ServicesProvided:: Design Competition
Total Built-upArea:a 372,000m²2
ConstructionCost:: US $ 195,300,000
Located just outside al-Haram, this Project consists of exclusive apartment buildings of 6-12 storeys and underground parking to access the apartments, whereas these buildings are grouped to create small neighbourhoods while retaining the families’ privacy, it also includes the transportation and infrastructure systems for this urban setting.
Inspired by the identity and rich heritage of Mecca Al-Mukkarameh in an organic urban composition, that blends in with its surroundings, the design also focused on using materials that the traditional architecture has been known to use, where the use of stones and Rouachin’s, in addition to terraces on the roof, which added a rich and unique architectural character to the buildings.
2003-SOUQ BAB AL MADINA
Client:: National Resources Investment and Development CorporationLocation:: Zarqa - Jordan
Services Provided : Concept Master Planning
Clien : Kuwait Government
Locatio : Sharq - Kuwait City
Services Provide : Urban Planning & Design
Total Built-upArea:: 36,000m²2
ConstructionCost:: US $ 35,000,000
Inspiring the local residents and adding a sense of pride, The Heritage Village ambitious urban project is located in the centre of Kuwait city, achieving a strong visual connection to the historical waterfront, as well as the traditional urban fabric of the city.
Providing the site with new and vital commercial and cultural facilities for the residents, such as the Seif Palace, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Grand State Mosque, The Heritage Village preserves and integrates the existing heritage structures of Kuwait while keeping the optimal pedestrian and vehicular traffic circulation
2003-BOUREGREG VALLEY DEVELOPMENT
Client:: Project Management Group
Locatio : Rabat - Sala (Morocco)
ServicesProvided:: Urban Development / Master plan &Planning
Site Are : 5,000 Hectares
ConstructionCost:t US $ 4,700,000,000
The planning concept of the project aims at defining and enhancing the Valley’s socio-cultural, economical, environmental and historical characteristics along the water stream between the new constructed dam and the Atlantic Ocean coastline where the two neighboring cities (Rabat and Salah) are located. The planning process aim is at re-fertilizing the valley area to bridge the social and cultural gap which exists between the two cities. The study also includes a series of development zones along both sides of the water stream introducing a number of scenarios such as, the Sea Gate – the Great Plaza – Al-Qasba Island and ending with waterreservoirs.s
Client:: Aqar HoldingLocation:: Makkah - Saudi Arabia
ServicesProvided:: Planning & Urban Development
Constructioncost:: US $ 3 Billions
Al-Shameyah District Development covers an area of about 140 hectares with a total built up area of 4,710,000m².. It is mainly composed of residential (both temporary and permanent apartments), hotels (with different categories) and commercial uses. The aim was to develop a new vision for this important zone located at the northern ridge of Makkah Al-Mukkarmakeh central district.
Due to the yearly increase inflow of pilgrims and worshippers, and the need to expand the Haram area, the vision of a comprehensive development and policy was needed for this zone.
2004-INVESTMENT PROJECT IN KUWAIT
2004-AJLOUN & SWIEMEH PROJECT
Clien : Al Khorafi Group
Locatio : Ajloun & Swiemeh - Jordan
Services Provide : Concept Design
Total Site Are : 130,000m²2
Construction Cost : US $ 118,000,000
2004-BURJ KHALIFA AREA DEVELOPMENT
Clien : Emaar
Locatio : Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Services Provide : Planning & Urban Development
Site Are : 416.2 Acers
Starting Dat : 2004
The Burj Dubai project is an important urban development project, because its location in the metropolitan city of Dubai and because of its large urban area (416.2 Acers) that will certainly affect the surrounding urban development trends in the city of Dubai.
2004-URBAN PLANNING FOR WADI AMMAN
Clien : Government of H.K.J
Locatio : Amman - Jordan
Services Provided : Planning & Urban Development
Site Are : 110 Hectares
ConstructionCost:t US $ 425,500,000
The project’s strategy combines upgrading the social-economical profile of the area as well as the urban morphological structure, as it represents developing the urban faric in a balanced manner.
Situated within the strategic location and historical significance of the center of Amman, connecting it to Zarqa, Jordan's second largest city, The Urban Planning for Wadi Amman project captures the importance of the site as the eastern gateway to the Capital.
With an evolutional well-planned process of the whole city center of Amman, this project will serve as a model and an inspiration for investors to develop other existing active areas and sites in Amman and in other cities in Jordan.
2004-MARTYRS SQUARE COMPETITION
Clien : SolidereLocation:: Beirut - Lebanon
Services Provide : Planning & Urban Development
Site Are : 675,000m²2
Construction Cost : US $ 600,000,000
The Martyrs Square is a place in the City that is in continuous transformation since the middle of the 19th century up to the present. From being a maydan or mountazah during Ottoman times to becoming a puzzling transportation hub, a commemorative space, and entertainment center (a place for all) during the second half of the 20th century. During these different moments of transformations, the Square had remained the main undisputed public space par excellence in Beirut. Therefore, the Square enjoys multi-layers of significance and symbolizes national unity in Lebanon. It can be easily stated that the history of urban and social transformation in Beirut can be represented through the continuous changes and transformations that took place at the MartyrsSquare.e
Our main objective in this competition is to create at Martyrs Square a modern space, a common ground that works to reassert public space and public sphere (an active and critical civic society). Martyrs Square should become again a common ground (for all) and a place where the individual is "transformed" and "elevated." During the Civil War, Lebanese found refuge in different diverse places based on tribalism, power of families, and confessional belief systems. This was represented through the emergence of diverse "public places." The objective of this project is to reintroduce Martyrs Square as the "public place" par excellence and as a common ground for all.
Incidentally, the infamous "Green Lines" during the War acquired their notorious label when shrubs and bushes sprouted from its tarmac after years of neglect and deterioration divided the city into East and West Beirut. One of these Green Lines is the notorious Old Damascus Road which terminates in the Square. Now, this same space that once divided the city will become its common ground that brings it together.
2004-AL-QUOZ LAND DEVELOPMENT
Clien : Estithmaar Realty
Locatio : Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Services Provided : Planning & Urban Development
Total Built-upArea:a 1,475,000m²2
ConstructionCost:t US $ 2,225,000,000
Starting Dat : 2004
Al-Quoz area is one of the areas designated for the expatriate low-income housing projects in the city of Dubai, and this specific project is the first project in this area. The project is to set a didactic example for further developments within the area and in the field of feasible investments in low-income housing. It comprises a residential neighborhood with all required facilities and services. The consultant proposal for the development project reveals a highly productive land area; which is expected in a low-income housing project, while at the same time maintaining the satisfactory habitable standard and high quality of living environment.
2005-KING ABDULLAH BEN ABDULAZIZ CITY
Clien : The National Resources Investment and Development Corporation (MAWARED)
Locatio : Zarqa - Jordan
Services Provide : Planning & Urban Development (Infrastructure)
Total Built-up Area : 2,350,000m²2
Construction Cost : US $ 30,000,000
Starting Dat : 2005
Total site Area
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The King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saoud City was designed in collaboration with The National Resources Investment and Development Corporation (MAWARED) based on the master plan for the development of new urban settings in the city of Zarqa, with a total site area of 2350000m²,, and includes all the needed infrastructure designs for roads, walkways, surface water drainage, as well as sewage and domestic water networks in addition to an elevated water reservoir and a firefighting network.
Client:: Abwab- Real Estate CompanyLocation:: Dubai – United Arab Emirates
ServicesProvided:d Planning Architectural and Landscape design.
Total Built-up Area : 6,485,000m²2
ConstructionCost:t US $ 675 million
The second phase urban design strategy in Al-Barari city aims to create a refreshing oasis in the middle of the desert near Dubai Land, which offers a holistic set of services for residents and guests who wish to escape and seek a unique lifestyle in a sustainable environment.
15 minutes away from Dubai, Al Barari Development Project includes freehold residential apartments, two boutique and business hotels, as well as a spa and a wellness resort, with a cultural center, botanical gardens along with retail and commercial facilities, which are all considered key components of this project.
2006-AL-MAGHRIB AL-ARABI HOUSING VILLAGE
Client:t Al-Maghrib Al-Arabi Family Housing Village Administration (Regata)
Locatio : Tripoli - Libya
ServicesProvided:: Urban Master Planning
SiteArea:: 100 Hectar
Construction Cos : US $ 200,000,000
Starting Dat : 2006
Al-Maghrib Al-Arabi Housing Village is part of the extension and rehabilitation of the master plan for the old village. With its distinctive façade on the sea, a pedestrian walk on the waterfront, and the presence of elements of water features within the urban fabric giving the village a new and unique character.
This village consists of 820 housing units and villas along with hotel apartments with a capacity for 4100 residents. The Village is fully equipped with all the required infrastructure utilities that include a Marina, Jockey Club, coffee shops and restaurants, a golf course and a children's nursery, it also includes an office tower holding up to 15200 employees with a shopping mall located at the southern front façade facing the main road with a children nursery.
2006-ADEN PORT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
Clien :Port Cities Development Program (PCDP)Location:nAden Port - Yemen
ServicesProvided:nUrban Development, Rehabilitation
ConstructionCost:: US $ 770,000
Starting Dat :2006
Main Consultan :Carl Bro
Gold Mohor Beach is around 700m long and a popular recreation and leisure area with Aden residents and visitors alike.
The beach area varies in width between 35 to 110 metres.
Key actions area to:
Establish Beach Management Agency.
Clean area/beach from rubbish.
Finalise the concept for beach.
Establish community development programme.
Seek partners for food court and other operators.
Redesign car park/widening promenade.
Design and implement 1st phase beach improvements - zoning (cafe/facilities, family area, sailing centre, beach volley ball) shade structures.
2006-AQABA REGION LAND USE
Client:: ASEZA Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority
Locatio : Aqaba Region - Jordan
Services Provide : Land Use Strategies, GIS Maps & Reports
ConstructionCost:t US $ 45,000,000
The aim of this project is to Gathering, analyzing and documenting the information and studies about the existing conditions in Aqaba Region in order to prepare a Land use strategies and GIS maps to serve the region for the next 20 years. The study to divide the land according to its characteristic: agriculture, geology, tourism, urban, with all services like schools and hospitals …etc. and infra services like water, electricity and sewer ….etc..
Developing a sustainable strategy of the region for a long term period (20 years). Achieve balanced development within the region from the equivalent relationship between the Centre and the parties.
Reduce the disparity of negative economic and social level between Aqaba region and ASEZA.
Optimum utilization of natural resources and increase potentials available in the region.
Preserve the agricultural land as much as possible, adequate with the available water resources.
Stop the flow of resettlement from rural to urban zone.
Improve the quality of life and raise the standard of living of the residents in the region.
Raise the efficiency of transportation and communications prevent the indiscriminate proliferation of the population
2007-AL – FATEH & NASSIR UNIVERSITIES
Clien : ODACLocation:: Tripoli - Libya
Services Provided : Urban Master Planning
Site Are : (335) Hectar
Construction Cost : US $ 700,000,000
Starting Dat : 2007
Rehabilitation of Al – Fateh (scientific Faculties) & Nasser ( Art Faculties ) Universities Master plan including removal of group of existing buildings & renovation of other group & other group & construction of new buildings ( about 70 academic & administrative buildings) . The studies included rehabilitation of traffic, landscape, infrastructure networks & utilities together with evaluation of existing situation including area survey, functions, structural conditions, photographical survey & existing water, sewage, electricity, telephone, roads & parking area networks& utilities.
2007-THE DEVELOPMENT OF CENTRAL AREA
Clien : Riyadh Development Authority
Locatio : Dereyyah - Saudi Arabia
Services Provide : Architectural Design & Landscaping
Total Built-up Are : 35,000m²2
Construction Cos : US $ 320,000,000
Starting Dat : 2007
Completion Date : 2009
To revive Albjeri area through understanding the place and its history starting from the past through the present to the future based on a clear vision depends on understanding that the past serves as a crossing bridge with steady paces and clear enlightened orientations towards the future.
These titles requires us to give each stage its entitled time to express and highlight its important role in the wheel of time, but this revival must take in consideration the special culture, form, climate and agricultural nature of the site and not breach the functions of the buildings. Meanwhile, the architectural treatment should be simple and understandable thus; it will be environmentally a suitable relaxation venue for the people of Riyadh and reflects the civilization and culture of the countryside.
The entrances of the project reflect the previous tower location through the optical axes to Turaif. Combination between the new buildings and the existing ones will generate civilization dialogue. Through these optical axes, people can see enjoy watching Al-Turaif from many positions. To watch the places closely, people will prefer to walk instead of using cars. So they will have their chance to enjoy walking sport which had been revoked by cars in modern cities. Walker will pass different environments such as water environment (represented by the Pond), agricultural environment (represented by the escarpments) and then social and functional nature (represented by the buildings).
The Building of Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdul Wahab foundation, adjacent to Albjeri area, reflects the personality of Sheikh Mohamed Bin Abdul Wahab and his ideology and philosophy which depends on coming back to the roots of Islam. This building will be constructed in a simple way following the same architectural concept of the Prophet Holy Mosque which, uses the primary natural materials such as palm stems as columns, palm leaves for the roofs to provide the sky light and reflect the sequence of day and night inside the building, the space of the Prophet mosque with its sacredness and design makes the visitor remember the judgment day. Mohammed Bin Abdulwahab foundation design is not depending on dazzling sight but on simplicity to make it easy to understand the meanings of this spiritual Islamic heritage. The goal of the building is to identify the message of Sheikh Mohamed Bin Abdul Wahab to the visitor by raising his curiosity through dealing with the sun light to imitate the day and night succession. So the environment (light & shadow) inside the building will vary every moment in harmony with the day time. This cosmic phenomenon (day & night succession) is understandable for both Muslim and non-Muslim in all eras.
The mosque will be the most important element in the project as a religious center just like Prophet Mohammed (P.B.O.H), surrounded by buildings. The mosque and the building will form an educational and activities fence. This fence goes through a network that located at an angle from the existing mosque which is oriented to the Kiblah while the educational fence oriented to Turaif.
The sloping roof surface can be used as an educational theater available for the visitors even while the foundation is closed. The gradual slope of the roof makes it easy for people to climb for meditation and watching Al-Turaif. This has a heritage value because people of Al-Turaif used to use the roofs as a living area.
The metallic shelter above the sloping roof forms a climatic umbrella which flirts light and shadow to put emphasis on the idea of linking project to the day and night sequence. Moreover, the metallic shelter above the sloping roof oriented to Kiblah and the metal columns represent the palm stems that previously used in the Prophet Mosque. These columns Penetrate the wall to allow the expecting developing in the future.
The celebratory corridor leading to Turaif through Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdul Wahab foundation library, this corridor links Turaif political foundation to the religious reference (Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab), this corridor opens whenever we come close to this tradition architecture which seems as a gate to the renewable knowledge that Keeps pace with the changing time.
2010-ZARA DEAD SEA RESORT
Clien : Jordan Dubai Properties
Locatio : Dead Sea - Jordan
Services Provide : Urban Planning Study
Total Built-upArea:a 154,000m²2
Starting Dat : 2010
Completion Dat : 2010J.V. : TPA
The project is located at the Dead Sea shore far from Hotels area for about 22kmm .The Dead Sea is one of the most unique features on planet Earth. Between this spot in Jordan and Mount Everest in the Himalayas, lays the rest of the world. When you submerge yourself to the neck in the water of the Dead Sea, you would be in the lowest point the face of Earth – 416 meters below the shores of the Mediterranean
The project mainly is a mixed use development consists of 3 Hotel buildings, Health club spa, Residential, Retail area & Restaurants.
Client:: UPCLocation:: Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Services Provide : Urban & Master Planning - Design Competition
Total Built-up Area : 25,000km²2
Construction Cos : US $ 50 million
Starting Date : 2008
Completion Date : 2008
Redefining the traditional island while incorporating a more eco-friendly and harmonious environment, the Hudayriat Island Master Plan with a total site area of 25000km²,, and reflects the historical and cultural values of the region set by H.H Shiekh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan back in the 1960s.
The Hudayriat Island Master Plan emphasizes the relationship between land and sea, the Master Plan inspires naturally shaped islands that embody the subterranean sea life formations, which are a proof of the harmony and integration within the ecological system.