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Bee’ah, the Middle East’s sustainability pioneer, is hosting a new weekly series of six virtual talks on recycled architecture in collaboration with Khazzan Park, to shed new light on how urban design must integrate and reconcile with sustainability principles.
Moderated by Dr. Georges Kachaamy, Director of the Centre of Research, Innovation and Design at the American University in Dubai, the virtual talks feature influential figures from the architecture and design sectors, which include Vladimir Yavachev, Nizar Haddad, WAEL AL AWAR, Ammar Kalo, Asif Khan (MBE), and Yaz Koneda (FRSA, JIA, AIJ). ?
Bee’ah’s interest in sustainable architecture is complemented by its work on a new headquarters, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, which will be completed by the end of 2020. The building’s green design approach has resulted in ultra-low carbon footprint, minimal water and energy usage, and the efficient recycling of construction materials. As well as setting the global benchmark for smart, sustainable buildings, the new headquarters is expected to receive the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Platinum certification.