This office in Dubai is being redesigned to make it more sustainable as part of a global drive

Published: 27 September 2020 - 8:38 a.m.
Designers are being asked to come up with ideas to make a Dubai government office go green.

The emirate is taking part in the Reinventing Cities Challenge for Renovating Urban Projects, organized by the C40 Network of Leading Cities for Climate Change.

Taking place around the world, the competition is all about renovating and transforming existing sites in cities into sustainable projects that help reduce the impact of climate change by lowering their carbon footprint.

Dubai has chosen the Umm Suqeim office of Dubai Municipality in Jumeirah as its entry and is now asking interior designers to submit concepts by the end of 2020.

Proposals should renovate or extend the building to make it iconic and give it a unique design while striving for zero carbon and being sustainable and include activities and services for people of determination and senior Emiratis.

The only restriction regarding the usage is that it has to be open to the public and it cannot be a hotel.

Abdullah Al Basti, vice chairman of the steering committee of the C40 Cities Network for South and West Asia, says Dubai's involvement is part of its vision to create "a smart and integrated city that provides a clean, healthy and sustainable environment."

Entries can be made here up to December 31 2020, with the best design to be announced at the end of 2021.

Now in its 12th year, C40 is a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change.

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