Press > OBMI Part of Team Awarded Bermuda Airport Design

OBMI Part of Team Awarded Bermuda Airport Design

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Representatives of the Bermuda Government, the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), Aecon, and Bermuda Skyport Corporation Limited joined together to officially break ground on the new 277,300 sq. ft. airport terminal and announced OBM International as one of the four local firms awarded Bermuda airport design contracts.

In the redevelopment project for Bermuda's L. F. Wade International Airport, OBMI will be responsible for both the architecture and landscape architecture, working with Aecon to review and provide input on the design development of the new passenger terminal. As the principal liaison in Bermuda between the design and construction teams, OBMI will ensure all conditions of the planning permissions are adhered to.

“Local expertise is invaluable in every project and we’re delighted to be working with these Bermudian firms,” said Frank Ross, Aecon’s executive director of infrastructure.

“Having worked with them during the design phase, we know the local talent that they can bring to the table. We’re happy to have them as partners as we begin the construction phase of the project.”

The construction phase of the project is expected to last until the first quarter of 2020.

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Press > OBMI Signs on for Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills

OBMI Signs on for Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills

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OBMI Selected as Lead Architect for Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills

OBMI was selected as lead architect for the Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills, in Egypt. The firm revealed the final design concept of the 160-room luxury hotel, which features uninterrupted views of the Giza pyramids.

OBMI draws design inspiration from the country’s rich heritage and cultural influences. "Egypt offers a perfect canvas for us to create a timeless yet contemporary resort that greatly incorporates regional materials and historic traditions," says OBMI CEO Doug Kulig. "Our holistic approach reflects the principles of sustainability as well as our dedication and attention to the sensitivity of local customs."

OBMI’s design also calls for luxurious rooms and suites of the Egyptian skyline, spa, golf clubhouse, lobby lounge, all-day dining room, poolside grill, two specialty restaurants, grand ballroom, two swimming pools, health club, and shisha terrace.

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Press > OBMI Selected as Lead Architect for Ritz-Carlton Cairo Hotel

OBMI Selected as Lead Architect for Ritz-Carlton Cairo Hotel

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OBMI Appointed as Lead Architects for The Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills in Egypt

OBMI, the leading international architectural design and consulting firm specializing in master planning and hotel and resort design, will be the lead architects for The Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills, in Egypt. As the principal designers, the luxury architecture firm revealed the final design concept of the 160-room luxury hotel, featuring magnificent uninterrupted views of the great pyramids of Giza.

Keeping true to OBMI's signature approach to sustainable design, the architects drew inspiration from Egypt's rich heritage and cultural influences, to create a modern resort capturing the region's mystical aura and unique architecture.

Regarding the firm's design program, OBMI's CEO Doug Kulig, expressed, "It is our privilege to lead such a remarkable project in one of the world's most iconic destinations. Egypt offers a perfect canvas for us to create a timeless yet contemporary resort that greatly incorporates regional materials and historic traditions. Our holistic approach reflects the principles of sustainability as well as our dedication and attention to the sensitivity of local customs."

According to Kulig, OBMI’s vision will be felt throughout various architectural elements such as the hotel’s metal columns, designed to resemble the structural elegance of the papyrus plant, and the introduction of various water systems, inspired by ancient irrigation canals settled along the Nile Basin.

Set to open in 2012, the hotel will also include a state-of-the-art 840-square-meter grand ballroom, a junior ballroom, boardroom for conferences and receptions, two swimming pools, health club, shisha terrace, spa, and Golf Club House.

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Press > OBMI Selected for Top-End Pasito Blanco Resort & Spa in the Canaries

OBMI Selected for Top-End Pasito Blanco Resort & Spa in the Canaries

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Pasito Blanco Resort & Spa by OBMI in Gran Canaria

OBMI was selected to design the luxurious Pasito Blanco Resort & Spa in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. Powered by OBMI’s extensive experience in architectural design and planning of resort destinations and communities, the team of architects will oversee every detail of the project’s design process, from conceptual design to the working drawings. As a 5-star, 160-room world-class hotel, Pasito Blanco will feature a full-service spa, several bars and restaurants, three pools, and a rooftop lounge.

The primary design goal for Pasito Blanco is to create a stately and majestic visual impact by allowing the structure to cascade down a hillside and gradually descend to the coastline’s rocky cliffs. Incorporating multiple levels, detached villas, sweeping docks, pools and patios, OBMI will integrate the natural contours of the land, to establish a dynamic flow throughout the entire resort.

“We are honored to have been awarded the Pasito Blanco Resort & Spa. There is a true sense of discovery in this magnificent project as we create a design that responds to the island’s early settlements and old town style,” said Doug Kulig, CEO of OBMI. “We are also thrilled to be working with Theo and Gregor Gerlach of Seaside Hotels, as they are a remarkable development team, who have made a significant impact on the resort industry in the Canary Islands.”

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Press > OBMI Signs on for Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills in Egypt

OBMI Signs on for Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills in Egypt

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OBMI has been selected as lead architect for the Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills, in Egypt, set to open in 2012. The firm has revealed the final design concept of the 160-room luxury hotel, which features uninterrupted views of the Giza pyramids. OBMI’s design draws inspiration from the country’s heritage and cultural influences. "Egypt offers a perfect canvas for us to create a timeless yet contemporary resort that greatly incorporates regional materials and historic traditions," says OBMI CEO Doug Kulig. "Our holistic approach reflects the principles of sustainability as well as our dedication and attention to the sensitivity of local customs.”

Distinct architectural elements will include metal columns designed to resemble the structural elegance of the papyrus plant, as well as the use of various water systems inspired by ancient irrigation canals settled along the Nile Basin. Reinterpreting the aesthetic of the Egyptian architecture, the firm has included different courtyards and semi-enclosed outdoor spaces positioned in sequence.

OBMI’s design also calls for luxurious rooms and suites with views of the Egyptian skyline, spa, golf clubhouse, lobby lounge, all-day dining room, poolside grill, two specialty restaurants, grand ballroom, two swimming pools, health club, and shisha (hookah) terrace.

Keeping true to OBMI's signature approach to sustainable design, the architects drew inspiration from Egypt's rich heritage and cultural influences, to create a modern resort capturing the region's mystical aura and unique architecture.

Press > OBMI Selected as Lead Architecture Firm for The Ritz-Carlton Cairo Hotel, Palm Hills in Egypt

OBMI Selected as Lead Architecture Firm for The Ritz-Carlton Cairo Hotel, Palm Hills in Egypt

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OBMI, the leading international architectural design and consulting firm specializing in master planning, hotel, and resort design, announced its appointment as lead architects for The Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills in Egypt. As principal designers, the company revealed the final design concept of the 160-room luxury hotel, featuring magnificent uninterrupted views of the great pyramids of Giza.

True to OBMI's signature approach to sustainable design, the firm's architects drew inspiration from Egypt's rich heritage and cultural influences, to create a modern resort capturing the region's mystical aura and unique architecture. Regarding the firm's design program, OBMI's CEO Doug Kulig, expressed, "It is our privilege to lead such a remarkable project in one of the world's most iconic destinations. Egypt offers a perfect canvas for us to create a timeless yet contemporary resort that greatly incorporates regional materials and historic traditions. Our holistic approach reflects the principles of sustainability as well as our dedication and attention to the sensitivity of local customs."

According to Kulig, OBMI's vision will be felt throughout various architectural elements such as the hotel's metal columns, designed to resemble the structural elegance of the papyrus plant, and the introduction of various water systems, inspired by ancient irrigation canals settled along the famous Nile Basin. Reinterpreting the aesthetic of the Egyptian architecture, the firm included different courtyards and semi-enclosed outdoor spaces positioned in sequence, designed to provide guests with a sense of intrigue as they explore the resort's multiple passages.

OBMI's design also calls for accommodations with views of the Egyptian skyline and a 1,390-square-meter spa, in addition to a Golf Club House. Exclusive privileges at the signature Golf Club will include concierge service, meeting rooms with elegant dining rooms, lobby lounge, poolside grill, and two specialty restaurants featuring exquisite menus and stylish interiors.

Set to open in 2012, the hotel will also include a state-of-the-art 840-square-meter grand ballroom, a junior ballroom and a boardroom for conferences and receptions. Additional hotel features include two swimming pools, a health club, and a shisha terrace.