Client: Mohammad Al Ghanem Group
Location: Al Jubail – Saudi Arabia
Services Provided: Concept Design
Total Built-up Area: 105,000 m2
Construction Cost: US $113,550,000
Starting Date: 2008
Completion Date: 2009
2008, Located in Al-Jubail on the northwest coast of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, an industrial area underwent a remarkable transformation, addressing a critical need for rejuvenation while also ensuring that it would be highly esteemed by its citizens.
Dar Al Omran, serving as the lead architect, drew deeply from Islamic architecture to envision a complex comprising several commercial and residential buildings, all situated around an artificially created, circular-shaped lake. These nine structures provide commercial spaces like shops, cafes, and restaurants on the ground and mezzanine levels. Above, four typical floors are designed to house residential apartments with diverse layouts, offering 2 to 4 bedrooms each.
The project's engineering prowess reflects the technological strengths of the region, while its design—replete with features such as the 'barjeel' and traditional doors and windows—pays homage to the rich architectural heritage of the east coast of the Arabian Gulf. Central to this transformation is a beautifully curated circular entertainment plaza, a communal space designed for residents and visitors to converge and enjoy.
Through its balanced approach, Dar Al Omran, as the lead architect, succeeded in seamlessly blending Islamic architecture and modern engineering to create a dynamic, culturally resonant community space.