Msheireb Properties awarded one of Middle East’s most innovative companies
Msheireb Properties, the foremost sustainable property developer in Qatar, has been recognized as one of Fast Company Middle East's top 10 innovative architecture and design companies. This acknowledgment is attributed to their groundbreaking efforts in envisioning, designing, and constructing a smart and sustainable city of the future within Msheireb Downtown Doha.
Fast Company Middle East's "Most Innovative Companies 2024" serves as a definitive list highlighting novel ideas, projects, and companies that are reshaping business, culture, and society. The awards ceremony, held in Dubai, celebrates the leading innovators in the Middle East, spotlighting the impactful contributions of Msheireb Properties to their flagship rejuvenation project, Msheireb Downtown Doha.
Msheireb Properties CEO Ali Al Kuwari expressed enthusiasm about the recognition, stating, "Msheireb Properties is committed to transforming the perception of urban living by promoting social interaction, cultural respect, and environmental stewardship. This award acknowledges our pioneering innovations in the development of Msheireb Downtown Doha, signaling to the world that we have created something truly extraordinary—a hub for innovators, problem-solvers, and collaborators."
In their awards submission, Msheireb Properties emphasized the distinctive design features of the development and the company's dedication to championing sustainability throughout the design and construction processes.
Msheireb Downtown Doha stands as the world's first certified sustainable city district, with all buildings achieving Gold or Platinum LEED certification, adhering to the highest green building standards. The integration of over 6,400 rooftop solar panels for onsite energy generation, along with 1,400 solar panels for hot water, contributes to approximately 25% of power for many buildings. The city also implements systems for rainwater and air conditioning condensation recovery, repurposing the collected water for irrigation and various building functions.
The city embraces cutting-edge smart services and applications, incorporating fiber optic cables, device connectivity, smart meters, and monitoring systems for a fully digital experience. Al Kuwari emphasized the city's design philosophy, stating, "Msheireb Downtown Doha is designed to counter high-rise trends and prioritize resident well-being through thoughtful design. Our entire development, and everything we undertake at Msheireb Properties, aims to minimize resource consumption, waste generation, and costs to achieve a reduced carbon footprint. This commitment has attracted numerous commercial, retail, and residential tenants to establish their presence in or relocate to Msheireb Downtown Doha."
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