Building aims to set a new benchmark for other workplaces to follow
BEEAH has officially opened its new headquarters in Sharjah. Billed as the ‘Office of the Future’ the structure was designed by Zaha Hadid, boasts next generation technologies and is set to realise net-zero emissions. The building is said to be one of the most sustainable and smartest buildings in the world and aims to set a new benchmark for other workplaces.
The official opening was led by HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. Following the formal inauguration, Dr Sheikh Sultan toured the headquarters along with Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and chairman of the Sharjah Executive Council and leaders of government entities. They were briefed on all technological aspects of the building and introduced to its different spaces, including the courtyards, the visitor’s centre, state-of-the-art auditorium and smart meeting rooms.
BEEAH chairman Salim bin Mohammed Al Owais said the HQ has been built with sustainability at its core and integrated with future technologies and is the most AI-enabled office in the Middle East.
Al Owais explained, “It is equipped to operate at LEED Platinum standards, the highest standards for energy efficiency in the world and realises net-zero emissions. The building design is among the last works of Dame Zaha Hadid, one of the most influential architects of her time. The distinct curvilinear features of the headquarters mimic the intersection of sand dunes, drawing from the desert landscape of Al Sajaa in Sharjah, where the building is located.”
The structured is solar powered and integrates next-generation technologies and is set to achieve a new standard for employee convenience and collaboration. As the firm pursues its ambitions to accelerate sustainable impact globally, the iconic HQ building serves as the organisation’s blueprint to shape tomorrow’s smart, sustainable cities, the statement noted.
In addition to being a global architectural icon in Sharjah, the structure is said to be a major milestone for BEEAH, signaling its growth from a company founded to proactively tackle environmental issues across the UAE, to an international holding group with businesses in industries that are critical to realising a sustainable future, the statement pointed out.
Group CEO Khaled Al Huraimel said, “The building is a manifestation of our twin-pillared strategy of sustainability and digitalisation. This strategy has led to diversification and growth of the Beeah Group’s businesses, not only across industries but also across geographies. The new headquarters will be our base of operations as we continue to pursue ways our businesses can make global impact.”