Topic: sustainability

Video: Grimshaw’s Sustainability Pavilion for Dubai Expo 2020 features ‘solar trees’

In early 2016, it was announced that London-based firm Grimshaw has been selected to design the Sustainability Pavilion, one of the three theme pavilions for Dubai Expo 2020. Set to open in October 2020, the pavilion is a celebration of ecology with a … More

desert INK to design maze-like installation for Downtown Design

Landscape architects desert INK is set to design an installation which will be positioned at the entrance of Downtown Design, combining elements of landscaping, art and architecture. The installation forms the entrance to the exhibition, intended to guide visitors through a maze-like path … More

UAE’s Masdar funds UK research centre to investigate ‘wonder material’

A new research centre at the University of Manchester in England aimed at marketing products and technologies made from a “wonder material” known as graphene will be called The Masdar Building, Arabian Business reported. Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, better known as Masdar, … More

Dubai plans new building rating system for 2018

Dubai Municipality announced it will switch to the Al Saafat building rating system “early next year”, Construction Week Online reported. Circular No 222, issued by the municipality’s buildings department, confirmed the 2018 implementation of the building rating system, which has been developed to … More

Foster + Partners-designed Bloomberg London office is world’s most sustainable

Bloomberg‘s new London-based headquarters for Europe has achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating under the BREEAM sustainability assessment method, with a 98.5% score – the highest design-stage score ever achieved for a major office development, Construction Week reported. Design by Foster + Partners, the Bloomberg … More

Renderings revealed for Woods Bagot-designed Aljada masterplan in Sharjah

Woods Bagot has designed the masterplan for a new real estate development in Sharjah, launched by UAE developer Arada. Design elements for the Aljada masterplan draws inspiration from Sharjah’s oldest neighbourhoods, with an aim to implement environmentally friendly building standards. The project, which was … More

New Sharjah masterplan by Woods Bagot is inspired by the emirate’s old neighbourhoods

Woods Bagot has designed the masterplan for a new real estate development in Sharjah, launched by UAE developer Arada. Occupying an area of 2.2 sq km, the Aljada urban district will boast a gross real estate value of $6.5bn (AED24bn) and a total population … More

Renders revealed for the world’s longest zip line developed in Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has announced that it will be opening the world’s longest zip line in December this year. Located on the UAE’s highest peak, Jebel Jais, the project will be operated by Toro Verde – a subsidiary of the … More

Summertown Interiors launches healthcare division in the UAE

UAE-based fit-out company has launched a dedicated healthcare division to its portfolio, with the aim of servicing the growing need for specialist fit-out contractors to support the country’s growing healthcare sector. The division is led by Summertown Interiors’ business development manager, Sarah Flowerday. … More

Masdar and BMS sign MoU to build sustainable projects

Masdar and MDC Business Management Services (BMS) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the aim of delivering more energy and water efficient projects in the UAE, Construction Week Online reported. The two companies will jointly use their experience of sustainability capabilities … More

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