Project involves 1.1 million sqft of gross floor area in Abu Dhabi’s sustainable city
Six Construct says it has won a contract to design and build a new project in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s sustainable city.
The Masdar Institute Neighbourhood project, set to span 56,200 square meters, is currently in the detail design phase, and will be completed in 30 months, according to a statement.
Masdar Institute Neighbourhood is comprised of nine buildings, and will provide residential accommodation for Masdar Institute students, corporate residences, and an office building. Retail areas located within the buildings and public spaces are also part of the scope of works.
“Sustainability of the development has been one of the important aspects in planning the facilities,” explained Amin Nalouti, Area Manager for Six Construct.
“Our target is to achieve an Estidama Certification of ‘3 Pearls’ rating and LEED Platinum certification for the buildings. To achieve this, we must comply with a series of design principles and key performance indicators, including architectural and environmental design guidelines.”
Key features of the design to help achieve these targets include climatic design to encourage wind movement and provide shaded external spaces to improve outdoor thermal comfort, high-performance building facades, efficient HVAC systems and user controls, as well as the application of building integrated renewable energy.
Six Construct is a subsidiary of the BESIX Group, and one of the largest Belgian construction companies operating in the Middle East.