Middle East waste management company Bee’ah has released this animation of its proposed Zaha Hadid-designed HQ in the United Arab Emirates
The building, which will powered entirely using renewable energy, will have education facilities, exhibition spaces, administrative centre, offices and a staff café.
It has been designed ‘as a series of dunes’ and will be orientated to optimise the prevailing hot and dry Shamal winds while limiting the glazing exposed to the direct sun.
The two central dunes of the building will intersect and connect via a courtyard - an ‘oasis’ inside the building, which will allow natural ventilation and daylight.
The 7,000m² building will be LEED Platinum certified with minimal carbon and water consumption when in use, and the structure will reduces material consumption through architectural and structural integration, as well as using recycled material recovery.
Bee’ah will use the entire 90,000m² site as a learning resource to demonstrate environmental awareness to the wider community.
Zaha Hadid Artchitects won the job through an international competition launched in 2013.