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.
Clien University’s Administration
Services Provided: Planning & Architectural Design Review
ConstructionCost:o 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.
ClienlAqaba Regional Authority
Location Wadi Rum -Jordan
Total:Built-upp Area: 4,000,000m²
ConstructionnCost:t 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 Ru
Location:: Sidon -Lebanon
ServicesdProvided:: Design Competition,Design
TotaleSite Area: 4tkm²
Constructiont Cost: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 year
Location: Al Zawya-Libya
sServices Provided:: UrbanDesign
Site Area:: 120gHectare
Completion Date: 2001
Main Consultant : Consulting Engineering Office for Public Utilitie
The project mainly aims to develop Urban Design forAl-Zawyaa 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 projectarea.
Client:: Makkah Construction&DevelopmentCompany
Location:: Makkah - SaudiArabia
Total:Built-upp Area: 372,000m²
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 building
Client:: National Resources Investmentand Development Corporation
Location:: Zarqa - Jordan
Services Provided : ConceptMaster:Planning
Location: Sharq - KuwaitCity
Servicess Provided : Urban Planning &Design
Total:Built-upp Area: 36,000m²
nConstruction Cost:: US$35,000,000
Completion Date:: 200
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 trafficcirculatio.
Client:: ProjectManagement Group
Locationn : Rabat -Sala(Morocco)
sServices Provided:: Urban Development / MasterPlann& Planningg
ConstructiontCost:: US $4,700,000,000
Starting Date: 2003
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 endingwithwaterreservoirs.
Location: Makkah -SaudiArabia
sServices Provided:: Planning &Urban Development
nConstruction Cost:: US $3Billion
Completion Date:: 2004
Al-Shameyah District Development covers an area of about 140 hectares with a total built up areaof4,710,000m².. 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.
Location: Ajloun & Swiemeh -Jordan
ServiceeProvided:: Concept Design
Construction Cost : US$118,000,000
Completion Date: 2005:
Location : Dubai – United ArabEmirates
Servicess Provide : Planning & UrbanDevelopment
Sitee Area : 416.2Acers
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
Location: Amman - Jordan
Services Provided : Planning & UrbanDevelopment
Sitee Area :110tHectares
Constructiont Cost: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 Jorda
Location:: Beirut -Lebanon
Services Provided:: Planning & UrbanDevelopment
Sitee Area :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.
Location: Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Services Provided : Planning & UrbanDevelopment
TotalpBuilt-up Area: 1,475,000m²
ConstructiontCost: US $2,225,000,000
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 livingenvironment.
Client:: The National Resources Investment and DevelopmentCorporation(MAWARED)
:Location: Zarqa -Jordan
Services Provided:: Planning & Urban Development (Infrastructure)
Total Built-up Area :2,350,000m²2
Construction Cost : US $30,000,000
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 areaof2,350,000 m²,, 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 networ
Client:: Abwab-Real:Estate Company
Location: Dubai – UnitedArabsEmirates
Services Provided:: Planning Architectural&d Landscapedesign.
TotalBuilt-up Area:6,485,000 m²
ConstructionCost:: US $ 675million
Completion Date:: 2008
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.
Client:t Al-Maghrib Al-Arabi Family Housing VillageAdministration(Regata)
sServices Provided:: UrbanMasterePlanning
Site Area:: 100Hectar
Constructionn Costss : US $200,000,000
nCompletion Date:: 2008
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 nurser
Client:: Port Cities Development Program(PCDP)
Location: Adenn Port-Yemen
ServicessProvided:Urbann Development, Rehabilitation
Total Built-Upp Area:50,0000m²
Construction Cost:: US $770,000
Main Consultant:: Carl Br
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) shadestructures.
Client:: ASEZA Aqaba Special EconomicZoneAuthority
:Location: Aqaba Region -Jordan
Services Provided:: Land Use Strategies, GIS Maps&Reports
nConstruction Cost:: US$45,000,000
nCompletion Date:: 200
The aim of this project istoggather,analysegand document 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, electricityandsewer….etc.gDevelop 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 regionandmASEZA. Optimizem utilization of natural resources and increase potentials available in theregion.ePreserve the agricultural land as much as possible, adequate with the available water resources
Stop the flow of resettlement from rural to urbanzone.eImprove the quality of life and raise the standard of living of the residents in theregion.eRaise the efficiency of transportation and communications prevent the indiscriminate proliferation of thepopulation
Location: Tripoli -Libya
Services Provided:: Urban MasterPlanning
Sitee Are : (335) Hectar
Construction Cost : US $700,000,000
Startingg Dat :2007
Completion Date: 200
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.
Client : RiyadhDevelopmentAuthority
Location:: Dereyyah - SaudiArabia
Services:Provided: Architectural Design & LandscapingTotal0Built-up Area:35,000 m²2Construction Cost:: US $320,000,000
Starting Date:: 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 changingtime.
Location: Dead Sea -Jordan
Services Provided:: Urban PlanningStudy
TotalpBuilt-up Area: 154,000m²
Starting Date:: 2010
J.V.. : TPA
The project is located at the Dead Sea shore far from Hotels area forabout 22 kmm .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 theMediterranean.
The project mainly is a mixed use development consists of 3 Hotel buildings, Health club spa, Residential, Retail area &Restaurants.
Location: Abu Dhabi - UnitedArabEmirates
Services Provided:: Urban & Master Planning - Design Competition
Total Built-up Area:25,000km²
Construction Cost:: US $ 50 millionStarting: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 areaof 25,000 km²,, 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 ecologicalsystem.