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Zaha designs super-green UAE headquarters

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Zaha Hadid Architects has designed this new headquarters building for Middle Eastern environmental and waste management company Bee’ah

The practice won the job through an international competition launched in 2013.

The 7,000m² building in the United Arab Emirates will include education facilities, exhibition spaces, administrative centre, offices and a staff café.

Designed as a ‘series of intersecting dunes’ to reflect its desert context, the new headquarters has been orientated to optimize the prevailing Shamal winds and provide the interiors with natural daylight while minimising the amount of exposed glazing.  

Powered entirely from renewable energy, the scheme will be LEED Platinum certified with minimal carbon and water consumption when in use.

The new building and surrounding 90,000m² site, which also includes the company’s waste management centre, will also be used as a learning resource to demonstrate environmental awareness to the wider community.

Zaha Bee'ah

Project data

Location Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Type of project
Architect Zaha Hadid Architects
Structural engineer Buro Happold
M&E engineer Atelier Ten
Cost Gardiner & Theobald
Landscape Francis Landscape
Site area 90,000m²
Floor area 7,000m²
Specific sustainability targets LEED Platinum

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