BEE’AH, the Middle East’s leading fully integrated environmental and waste management company, has commissioned Zaha Hadid Architects to design its new headquarters building in Sharjah, following an international competition it held in 2013.
The Bee’ah headquarters building aims for Leed (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Certification, with ultra-low carbon and minimal water consumption in operation and minimised material consumption in construction.
The new building and site will also be used as a learning resource to demonstrate practical environmental awareness to the wider community. Designed in response to its natural environment, the new building resonates with its desert context as a series of dunes orientated to optimise the prevailing Shamal winds and give its interiors high quality daylight while limiting the quantity of glazing exposed to the harsh sun.
The two central dunes of the headquarters building intersect and connect via a courtyard – an ‘oasis’ inside the building enhancing natural ventilation and maximising indirect sunlight to the spaces within.