(1989) Ebla Conference Center

client : Oger International & Syrian Government
typology : Mixed-Use
services : Architecture, Interior Design
where : Damascus, Syria

Retrospective 1981-1990 video: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CPxSImAji4m/

The Omayad Conference Centre and Hotel, commissioned by the Syrian Arab Republic, is a remarkable complex situated on the plains of Damascus. It holds a strategic location adjacent to the international fair of Damascus, making it a hub of activity and exchange in the Middle East.

At the heart of the complex lies the conference centre, boasting a grand auditorium with a seating capacity of 2,700. This versatile space can easily transform into an international conference configuration, accommodating up to 120 delegations and 100 observers. Equipped with cutting-edge communication technologies such as simultaneous translation and electronic voting systems, the auditorium ensures seamless interactions.

In addition, the conference centre offers six additional conference rooms, catering to groups of 60 to 470 participants. These rooms, along with numerous delegation rooms accommodating up to 20 seats each, are equipped with state-of-the-art communication technologies, mirroring the capabilities of the grand auditorium.

Complementing the conference facilities is a luxurious 5-star hotel, featuring 450 rooms and suites. With extensive banqueting facilities and a variety of restaurant outlets, the hotel provides an exquisite backdrop for the most sophisticated events.

Inspired by the rich legacy of Islamic architecture and the Omayad dynasty, known for their contributions to Islamic art and architecture, our design harmoniously blends traditional elements with modern requirements. The result is an exceptional and unparalleled complex that encompasses 100,000 sqm of construction area.