The new Bee'ah headquarters in Sharjah, UAE, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, concretely represent the company’s mission. Committed to providing consistent, sustainable environmental solutions, the company commissioned architect Zaha Hadid to construct a building that would minimise use of resources and compensate for consumption of resources through use of renewable systems.
Zaha Hadid’s project recalls the shape of sand dunes in the desert, fitting into its natural setting like a series of intersecting dunes in the direction of the Shamal wind. The two middle dunes, inside the complex, contain public functions (entrance, visitor centre, auditorium, gallery) and administrative offices). The central courtyard linking them is like an oasis inside the building, improving natural ventilation and maximising indirect sunlight indoors.
Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
ZHA Project Associate: Tariq Khayyat
ZHA Project Architect: Kutbuddin Nadiadi
ZHA Design Team: Xiaosheng Li, Gerry Cruz, Yuxi Fu, Drew Merkle, Vivian Pashiali, Edward Luckmann, Eleni Mente, Kwanphil Cho, Mu Ren, Harry Ibbs, Mostafa El Sayed, Suryansh Chandra, Thomas Jensen, Alexandra Fisher, Spyridon Kaprinis
ZHA Competition Team: Xiaosheng Li, Gerry Cruz, Yuxi Fu, Drew Merkle, Lauren Barclay, Mostafa El Sayed, Alia Zayani, Mubarak Al Fahim
Location: Sharjah, UAE
Images courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects, rendering by MIR ©Zaha Hadid Architects