Green projects in focus at Cityscape Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, April 2, 2014
As investors and end-users alike turn towards more eco-friendly options in the property market, an Emirati designed environmentally friendly villa concept will be at the forefront of sustainable projects on show at Cityscape Abu Dhabi this month.
3Dimension, a leading quantity surveying and architecture firm, will launch its energy efficient ‘Green Pre-designed Villa Concept’ at the show which will take place from April 22 to 24 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
The pre-designed turnkey villas will take approximately eight months to build and come in three and five bedroom configurations, with a price range of between Dh2 million ($544,446) for 4,757 sq ft three-bedroom option and Dh3.3 million for the 8,446 sq ft five-bedroom option.
Malak Ali Hassan, owner and CEO of 3Dimension, and the Emirati designer of the green villas, said that the project incorporates the latest Energy Star efficiency specifications and eco-conscious materials with practical usage of natural light and ventilation.
“As both an engineer and an Emirati woman, I am proud to be the first to present the ‘Green Pre-designed Villa Concept’ to investors and developers at Cityscape Abu Dhabi,” said Hassan.
“It has been our continuous dream at 3Dimension to be part of the wheel of sustainable development in the UAE and the wider region,” she said.
“We planned the pre-designed green villas based on our objective to promote smarter water usage and to reduce energy consumption, while ensuring that only sustainable building materials are used with minimal impact on the environment. Our green villas are ergonomically feasible, environment-friendly, and socio-economically viable,” added Hassan.
Continuing the environmentally friendly theme at Cityscape Abu Dhabi, Masdar City, a leading sustainable urban development, will highlight its investment zone opportunities, which is expected to attract major interest from investors in the residential, commercial and hospitality sectors.
Anthony Mallows, director of Masdar City, said: “Masdar City is a pioneering ‘greenprint’ for how cities of the future will accommodate rapid urbanisation, while dramatically reducing energy, water and waste.
“Today, the city is home to the world’s largest cluster of high performance buildings, including the recently completed Leed Platinum Siemens Middle East headquarters, and the Incubator building – home to more than 60 companies – with further milestones such as the Masdar and Irena HQ and Hilton DoubleTree Hotel on the horizon.
Key highlights of the exhibition include the Abu Dhabi Market Overview Conference on April 22, hosted in collaboration with JLL and supported by Masdar City; and the VIP Networking Reception on April 23 in association with RICS.
Cityscape Abu Dhabi is co-located with Piscine Middle East, a dedicated event for the swimming pool and spa industry. - TradeArabia News Service