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Sharjah

Sharjah Architecture Triennial to Open as First Major Platform on Middle Eastern Architecture

12:00 - 9 June, 2018
Sharjah Architecture Triennial to Open as First Major Platform on Middle Eastern Architecture, Central Market, King Faisal Street, Al Itihad Park, Sharjah. Image © Paul Gorra
Central Market, King Faisal Street, Al Itihad Park, Sharjah. Image © Paul Gorra

The Sharjah Architecture Triennial will open in November 2019 as "the first major platform for dialogue on architecture and urbanism in the Middle East, North Africa, East Africa and South Asia." Curator Adrian Lahoud has announced the theme of the Triennial as the Rights of Future Generations, aiming to fundamentally challenge traditional ideas about architecture and introduce new ways of thinking that veer from current Western-centric discourse.

Aerial view of Corniche Street and Al Mujarrah neighborhood. Image © Ieva Saudargaitė King Faisal Mosque, King Abdul Aziz Street, Sharjah, Office of Technical & Architectural Engineering & Consultancy, 1987.Aerial view of a Bank Street urban fragment. Image © Ieva Saudargaitė King Faisal Mosque, King Abdul Aziz Street, Sharjah, Office of Technical & Architectural Engineering & Consultancy, 1987. Image © Ieva Saudargaitė Street view of Bank Street buildings and Al Hisn Fort Museum, Sharjah. Image © Paul Gorra + 12

Zaha Hadid Architects' Bee’ah Headquarters Tops Out in UAE

12:00 - 19 December, 2017
Zaha Hadid Architects' Bee’ah Headquarters Tops Out in UAE

The Zaha Hadid Architects-designed Bee’ah Headquarters has topped out in Sharjah, UAE, as its structural steelwork and centerpiece concrete dome have been put in place.

With a design inspired by the form of sand dunes and oriented to optimize prevailing winds, the complex is striving for the highest standards of renewable energy and sustainable future targets, an appropriate goal for the new headquarters of the UAE's leading integrated environmental & waste management company.

Courtesy of Bee'ah Courtesy of Bee'ah Render by MIR. Image © Zaha Hadid Architects Render by MIR. Image © Zaha Hadid Architects + 24

Foster + Partners to Transform Major Landfill Site Into Sustainable Innovation Hub in Sharjah

08:00 - 5 July, 2017
Foster + Partners to Transform Major Landfill Site Into Sustainable Innovation Hub in Sharjah, via Flickr User Utsav Verma. Licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0).
via Flickr User Utsav Verma. Licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0).

Foster + Partners have announced plans for the redevelopment of a major landfill site in Sharjah, UAE, belonging to Bee’ah – the foremost environmental energy and waste management company in the Middle East since 2007. Upon Sharjah reaching its “zero waste to landfill” target by 2020, the site is set for redundancy, sparking a proposed sustainable masterplan as an example of a circular economy and a reflection of Bee’ah’s vision of clean energy and sustainable innovation.

“We believe that this vision, as interpreted through our masterplan, represents a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate just what can be achieved at sites like this which feature in every industrialized nation on the planet,” expressed Giles Robinson, Senior Partner at Foster + Partners. “The project will also serve to further showcase Bee’ah’s waste management center as a place where innovation, environmental best practice, and good design take center stage.”

Wasit Natural Reserve Visitor Centre / X Architects

02:00 - 22 March, 2016
Wasit Natural Reserve Visitor Centre / X Architects, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sharjah - United Arab Emirates - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates
  • Design Team

    Ahmed Al-Ali, Farid Esmaeil, Mirco Urban, Pariya Manafi, Dana Sheikh, Abdullah Bashir, Waleed Al Mezaini, Christian Geronimo, Brian Abarintos, Eyad Zarafeh, HaiderAl Kalamchi
  • Client

    EPAA, Environmental and Protected Area Authority
  • Area

    2534.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Butterfly Aviary / 3deluxe

22:00 - 27 January, 2016
Butterfly Aviary / 3deluxe, © Joaquín Busch
© Joaquín Busch

© Joaquín Busch © Joaquín Busch © Joaquín Busch © Björn Asmussen + 23

Bee’ah HeadquartBee’ah Headquartersers / Zaha Hadid Architects

01:00 - 18 December, 2014
Bee’ah HeadquartBee’ah Headquartersers / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Zaha Hadid Architects / MIR
© Zaha Hadid Architects / MIR

Designs have been released for Bee’ah’s new headquarters in Sharjah. The Middle Eastern environmental and waste management company commissioned Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), following an invited competition, to design a facility that reflects their goal to operate entirely from renewable energy sources and move towards zero waste, as well as increase their educational outreach.

ZHA’s design builds from its desert context, acting as two energy efficient “dunes” that intersect to form a central “oasis.” Watch an animated tour through the building, after the break.

© Zaha Hadid Architects / MIR © Zaha Hadid Architects / MIR © Zaha Hadid Architects / MIR © Zaha Hadid Architects / MIR + 7

Masrah Al Qasba Theater / Magma Architecture

00:00 - 26 September, 2012
Masrah Al Qasba Theater / Magma Architecture, © Torsten Seidel
© Torsten Seidel

Courtesy of Magma Architecture © Torsten Seidel © Torsten Seidel © Torsten Seidel + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Design Team

    Martin Ostermann, Lena Kleinheinz, Hendrik Bohle, Philipp Mecke, Anke Noske, Carlos Lara
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineering

    Sarraj SMEP Engineering Consultants
  • Acoustics

    Akustik Ingenieurbüro Moll
  • Client

    Al Qasba Development Authority
  • Area

    820.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs