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Technical overview
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Asia
Project information
Year 2022
Architect Zaha Hadid Architects
Partner Hunter Douglas Middle East - Guthrie Douglas
Used materials
Fabric type Sergé
Fabric color Sergé 3% - 113108 - bronze-grey
Fabric m² 26 blinds
Building type(s) Offices

BEEAH Headquarters: Sergé 3% applied in the benchmark for future workplaces

The BEEAH Group's new headquarters in Sharjah, UAE, was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects to achieve net-zero emissions. It is powered by a solar farm and equipped with the latest technologies to achieve LEED Platinum standards. The building incorporates 26 Guthrie Douglas Tess systems ranging from 5m to almost 10m in height. The fabric used on them: Sergé 3% bronze-grey.

The Bee'ah building demonstrates how technology can have a sustainable impact. It could even serve as a blueprint for future smart, sustainable cities. The building's design mimics the surrounding desert dunes. It ensures that all interior spaces are flooded with natural light and views, while limiting the amount of glazing exposed to the harsh sun.

A 15-metre-high dome enhances natural ventilation and allows passive daylight into the building. The building's smart management system automatically adjusts lighting and temperature based on occupancy and time of day. The Sergé 3% tensioned blinds are integrated into this smart system. Because they are so large, they are extended from the ground up using a cable system.

BEEAH is an international holding company with businesses in sectors that are crucial to achieving a sustainable future: waste management, recycling, energy, environmental consultancy, technology, education and green mobility.

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Case Study by our partner Guthrie Douglas

Video about the building by the architects