Msheireb wins top Cityscape award
Doha, May 27, 2012
Qatar-based leading sustainable real estate developer, Msheireb Properties, has won the Best Mixed Use Project Award at the first Cityscape Qatar.
The company earned the award for its flagship development Msheireb Downtown Doha, the QR20 billion ($5.49 billion) regeneration of Doha’s historical commercial centre, a statement from Msheireb said.
Issa M Al Mohannadi, CEO of Msheireb Properties, said: “We see the Msheireb Downtown Doha project as a template for the sustainable urban growth of modern cities everywhere, not only as a flagship regeneration of part of our capital city.”
Held at the Four Seasons Hotel, the first Cityscape Qatar Awards recognised outstanding Middle East-based projects, both completed and those in the development stage, in seven categories - commercial & retail, residential, mixed use, leisure, tourism & hospitality, public sector, and sustainable development.
A jury of industry experts selected Msheireb Downtown Doha in the sustainability category due to its “outstanding commitment to sustainability in terms of design, development and construction, and the innovative use of new materials, products and construction methods delivering high levels of energy efficiency.”
On completion, the project will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 110,000 tonnes per year compared with the emissions of a conventional urban development of a similar size.
It will be the world’s largest certified sustainable community, with around 100 buildings meeting the Leed Gold standard for environmental performance and some buildings attaining a Platinum rating.
The construction work currently underway also meets a high level of sustainability, with operations already in place that are minimising carbon emissions and achieving savings on energy and resources. – TradeArabia News Service