CW Awards 2015: Sustainable Project honoured
Al Sadd Multipurpose Hall by Innovations Unlimited ME wins at the prestigious Construction Week Awards 2015
Al Sadd Multipurpose Hall by Innovations Unlimited ME won the Sustainable Project of the Year at the Construction Week Awards 2015 held on Wednesday, 9 December at InterContinental – Dubai Festival City.
Al Sadd Multipurpose Hall, with its contemporary Solar PV Rooftop, is the very first living example of a sustainable sports facility in Qatar; the state that has announced a zero carbon footprint goal for its 2022 FIFA games. The hall is also the first sports facility to embark on the extraordinary environmental goals set forth by Qatar in the 2030 National Vision for sports.
“We feel very accomplished with this win. We have put in a lot of determination and effort, coupled with an amazing team work, towards working for these kind of projects,” said Amr Belal, managing partner of Innovations Unlimited ME.
“We are happy to be some of the first ones to be contributing towards the success of renewable projects.”
He continued, “In 2016, we look forward to more and more of renewable projects and expect it to be the start of a new trend.”
This year’s highly commended sustainable project was Dewa Solar Innovation Centre by Ted Jacob Engineering Group.
Other shortlisted nominees in the category included Atana Musandam Resort – Omran, Bionest – GCC, CCC Headquarters Project - Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), Construction of Eco House Project – Carillion Alawi, ECOHAUS Project - German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech), Four Seasons Hotel Project - Al Futtaim Carillion, Lusail Multipurpose Hall, KEO, Me'aisem City Centre – KEO, Ras Al Hamra Development Project - Petroleum Development Oman, Seawater Heat Rejection for Coastal Retail Development, Tadmur HQ - Energy City Lusail, IU, The new Concourse D (C4) of the Dubai International Airport, The Phase 1B Msheireb Downtown Doha, Carillion & QBC and The Sustainable City Dubai - Diamond Developers.
An independent panel of eight judges made up of industry professionals from across the GCC and throughout the construction sector came up with the final decision in each of the 14 categories.
Construction Week Awards 2015 was supported by Platinum Sponsors FAMCO and Arcadis, Gold Sponsors Liebherr GENAVCO, Nora, ALEC and Logical Contracting, Category Sponsors Projacs, Kone, Aecom, Atkins, Soprema and Brookfield Multiplex, Official Aluminium Extruder NAPCO, Supporting Association The Chartered Institute of Building, and Social Media Sponsor, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.