Brookfield Multiplex has secured a contract to design and construct renewable energy firm Masdar’s new headquarters complex in Abu Dhabi.
Expected to complete in mid-2014, the complex will also house the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which is currently located in Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi.
IRENA has advised on the design of its custom headquarters to meet its organisational requirements.
Brookfield Multiplex Middle East & Asia CEO Ashley Muldoon said, "Our innovative strategies and holistic approach will significantly reduce the buildings’ potable water consumption, energy demand, waste to landfill and embodied carbon emissions from materials."
The headquarters will feature a seven-storey, 32,000m² complex with a community courtyard, linking offices to spaces to shop, dine, and walk.
Sustainable features of the building include 1,000m² of rooftop photovoltaic solar panels and the complex will be designed to consume only 50% of the water compared to a typical Abu Dhabi building.
Brookfield will construct the building using green materials, which will be sourced from Abu Dhabi’s sustainable supply chain including low-carbon cement, recycled steel, high recycled content aluminum and sustainably-sourced timber.
The headquarters complex will be located alongside other developments within Masdar City, which include the expansion of the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, construction of the first commercial building and the final stages of construction of the Middle East headquarters of Siemens.
Australian design firm Woods Bagot prepared the architectural concept for the building, which the company expects would bring up four-pearl certification under the Estidama Pearl Building Rating System for energy efficient buildings.
Image: Masdar’s new headquarters complex is expected to complete in summer of 2014. Photo: Brookfield Multiplex.