Topic: sustainability

Addressing heat ingress: laying the foundation for zero-energy buildings

In the Middle East, zero-energy buildings have begun to make the transition from concept to feasible objective. Acknowledging this, the Emirates Green Building Council has even defined the concept of nearly zero-energy buildings within the UAE as a “building with a site energy … More

HOK-designed Yas Bay Arena wins Sustainable Building Design of the Year at MENA Green Building Awards 2018

Multipurpose venue Yas Bay Arena, designed by global architecture firm HOK, has receieved the Sustainable Building of the Year accolade at the MENA Green Building Awads 2018, whicb is endorsed by the Green Building Councils network. The project is an integral part of … More

BC Architects designs bioclimatic preschool in Morocco

A new preschool launched by Goodplanet Foundation in Merzoug, Morocco as an extension to an existing school building was designed by BC Architects to merge vernacular building forms, materials and techniques with contemporary bioclimatic functioning and earthquake-proof designs. While its foundation consists of … More

Emirates to build ‘world’s largest’ vertical farm in Dubai

A $40m (AED146m) investment by Emirates Flight Catering and US-based Crop One Holdings will see what the duo claim is the world’s largest indoor farm built near Al Maktoum International Airport, Construction Week Online reported. Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC), majority-owned Emirates Airline subsidiary, … More

Additional images revealed of Baharash Architecture’s self-sustaining biodomes for Al Hajar mountains in the UAE

Baharash Architecture has recently revealed its design for the new Biodomes Wildlife Conservation Centre located in the Al Hajar mountains which aims to boost ecotourism in the UAE. The project will also conserve the mountainous region of Al Hajar – located in the eastern … More

New residential project in Dubai to be 45% solar powered

Spanning three million square metres at the intersection of Hessa Street and Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street, near Dubai Sports City, Tilal Al Ghaf is a phased project that will include more than 6,500 freehold homes when complete by 2027, ranging … More

Dubai becomes home to the largest living green wall in the Middle East

UAE-based Dubai Properties has unveiled the Middle East’s largest living green wall at Dubai Wharf, located in Culture Village, overlooking the Dubai Creek. The vertical garden is six metres high, 210 metres in length, and spans 1,260m2 featuring over 80,000 plants, which form … More

Masdar’s eco-friendly home concept designed by Obermeyer breaks ground

French firm Saint-Gobain has broken ground on its first eco-friendly multi-comfort house at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s flagship sustainable urban community, Arabian Business reported. The initiative is a low-energy consuming and positive-energy house – designed to produce more energy than it consumes through … More

Aurora CEO says Dubai’s new development game is about being detail-oriented and sustainability

In 2018, we have so far witnessed ready transactions rising by 24%, with off-plan transactions falling by 32%, indicating that end users are more active than investors in the market. With a materialisation rate of c.40% expected, the overall supply in 2018 could … More

Dubai initiative utilises artificial intelligence to turn waste into energy

Dubai Municipality has revealed plans for an artificial intelligence-led “Wastenizer” project, which transports and processes waste to generate energy, Arabian Business reported. The proposal has been drawn up for the Dubai 10X Initiative which seeks to place Dubai Government entities 10 years ahead … More

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