QATAR: Top 3 inspirational green building projects

October 17, 2016

undefinedundefinedMsheireb Downtown Doha: 

The $5.5 billion Msheireb Downtown Doha, a flagship project by Msheireb Properties, is the world's first sustainable downtown regeneration project. This project is designed to regenerate and preserve the historical heart of Doha. The 76-acre project features a masterplan that observes a series of sustainable design objectives to optimise microclimatic effects, enhance thermal comfort, maximise water and energy efficiency, as well as encourage waste management and reduce carbon emissions. All buildings within the development are targeting an average of a Gold rating under the LEED certification system.

 

 

undefinedundefinedQatar National Convention Center:

The Qatar National Convention Center is one of the world’s most iconic energy-efficient convention centres built to date, boasting an iconic design bearing the ‘sidra tree’. The LEED-certified building was designed by the renowned Japanese Architect, Arata Isozaki. The façade resembles two intertwined trees reaching up to support the exterior canopy. The centre, which opened in 2011 in Doha, hosts local, regional and international events. The building is designed to operate efficiently with innovations such as water conservation and energy-efficient fixtures. It features 3,500 square metres of solar panels providing 12.5% of the centre's energy needs. Its exhibition halls use energy-efficient LED lighting.

 

undefinedundefinedLusail Smart City:

Created by Lusail Real Estate Development Company on behalf of Qatari Diar, Lusail City is the largest single development to be undertaken in Qatar. The development will include the $45 billion Lusail Stadium and 22 luxury hotels. Referred as the ‘City of the Future’, it boasts a light rail network, a water taxi transportation system, cycle and pedestrian network, as 30% of the land area will be dedicated to green and open spaces to create a relaxed atmosphere, integrated with lively components of the city. Lusail City’s ambitious concepts reflect Qatar's National Vision 2030 – which aims to transform Qatar into an advanced society capable of achieving sustainable development by 2030.

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