IRENA Headquarters

Samer Charara
Principal
Woods Bagot, Dubai

This highly sustainable headquarters building for IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, sets a new benchmark for the future of commercial buildings. Awarded the first ever Four Pearl Estidama rating for both design and construction, the presentation explores the design process behind this award-winning building. Themes include the site, context and the integrated elements of sustainable design as a key driver for the building, plus key data and measured outcomes since the building has been occupied. With IRENA HQ exemplifying the overall development of Masdar City and embodying the 'four pillars of sustainability', the presentation will illustrate how a collaborative design process between the end user, developer, design team and contractor can produce a highly successful development.

This highly sustainable headquarters building for IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, sets a new benchmark for the future of commercial buildings. Awarded the first ever Four Pearl Estidama rating for both design and construction, the presentation explores the design process behind this award-winning building. Themes include the site, context and the integrated elements of sustainable design as a key driver for the building, plus key data and measured outcomes since the building has been occupied. With IRENA HQ exemplifying the overall development of Masdar City and embodying the 'four pillars of sustainability', the presentation will illustrate how a collaborative design process between the end user, developer, design team and contractor can produce a highly successful development.

Accompanying PowerPoint Presentation