Zaha Hadid to Design New Bee’ah HQ

By: | January 7th, 2015

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A leading environmental and waste management company in the United Arab Emirates, Bee’ah, has commissioned Zaha Hadid Architects to build its new headquarters building in Sharjah.

The splendid 7,000 sq m building will seek LEED Platinum Certification by running solely from renewable energy sources. The LEED certification is a primary component of the company’s environmental goals. It will house educational facilities and exhibition spaces, serving as a learning center to promote environmental awareness in the area.

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Design of Bee’ah’s building is well-suited to the surrounding landscape, offering its occupants a high quality of daylight and external views while limiting the exposure to the harsh desert sun.

The 18 m (59 ft) high building is shaped like a series of intersecting sand dunes. A large solar panel array will provide electricity to the building. Waste will be recycled in a nearby waste processing plant owned by Bee’ah that converts municipal waste into energy. An energy-efficient exhaust heat recovery system will channel waste heat to heat the building’s water.

The materials recovered from local construction and demolition waste will be reused for building the headquarters.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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