The project has topped out after the huge central dome has been placed at the top of the building. The HQ will house UAE’s foremost ecological and waste disposal company. The design makes a point of being sustainable through its orientation to take full advantage of the wind.
The new HQ will be equipped with solar panels to be energy sufficient. For optimum energy storage, the building will incorporate a Tesla PowerPack battery with a capacity of 1,890 kWh. In addition to using recycled elements for construction, the project has several systems to save water and electricity.
The last concrete panel was signed at the ceremony by several dignitaries like the managing director of Al Futtaim Carillion, Edmund Mahabir, the director of Zaha Hadid Architects, Patrik Schumacher, and the chairman of Bee’ah, HE Salim Al Owais.
“I believe that we cannot envision the future of being a sustainable city, without advancements in green architecture,” HE Al Owais commented. “At Bee’ah, as environmental pioneers, we have always driven ourselves to innovate and lead the UAE’s journey towards sustainability. Through our HQ project, we have formed partnerships with some of the world’s most renowned entities, to examine as to how we can maximize the potential for sustainability in the built environment.”
“With its ultra-low carbon footprint, minimal water and energy usage and the efficient recycling of construction materials, this project will set a benchmark for all future green construction projects in the Gulf region. It is also a model for a green building system that can be replicated across the UAE, as the nation seeks to transition into a green economy.”, Al Owais added.
The building is slated to complete in 2018.