Topic: sustainability

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

‘The UAE hasn’t lived long enough to see the effects of poor sustainability’ says Justin Wells of Woods Bagot

Architects and designers who took part in the 2017 designMENA Summit advisory panel discussion agreed that with the maturing of the market, sustainability is an issue that needs to be taken more seriously. “If we really wanted to address the sustainability narrative we’d need to … More

Andrea Cingoli wins gold medal at the European Design Awards for smart chandelier tuBI’

Andrea Cingoli, the Italian designer and founder of Concepticon Studio, was awarded the gold medal at the European Design Award in Brussels with the project tuBl’, a smart chandelier that via smartphone can sense the users and their needs, evaluates contextual conditions and adjusts its shape and function … More

Atkins designs heritage-inspired marine stations for Dubai Canal

Atkins has won a design competition for new marine transport stations along the recently created Dubai Canal for the Dubai Road and Transport Authority (RTA), Construction Week reports. The marine stations will provide transport links for commuters and tourists along the waterway from … More

Dubai Airport’s ATC tower receives LEED Gold certification

Dubai Airports has been awarded gold certification according to the requirements of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for the operation and maintenance of existing buildings of the air traffic control (ACT) facility at Dubai World Central (DWC). The facility, which is … More

NEB’s Christian Vasquez says the health and wellness conversation will begin to shift

If you look ahead to 2027, you’ll see that there are a lot of sectors that are really booming, and which will likely continue booming well into the next decade. In the next 10 years, the ministry of education said that 150 more … More

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