Wednesday, November 07, 2007

DuBiotech HQ, world's largest green building, begins Phase I construction

A member of Tecom Investments, DuBiotech (Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park) held the ground-breaking ceremony yesterday, to begin construction of its head-quarters - the Bio HQ, and the hi-tech laboratory buildings - the Nucleotide Complex. This is a part of Phase I of the entire project.

DuBiotech Dubai
The headquarters, spreading across 600,000 square feet, has been designed by CUH2A, a leader in designing facilities for science and technology organizations. Recently, DuBiotech has been awarded the Design and Sustainability Honour Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), New Jersey for its technologically complex headquarters.

Expected to be one of the largest 'green' buildings in the world, the Bio HQ building was chosen mainly for its 'new regional vision' and 'refreshing and functional design' which included new initiatives to address environmental factors.

The DuBiotech Executive Director, Dr. Al Khayat, said "Our initiative to develop sustainable building indicates our commitment towards being a socially and environmentally responsible organization."

The project is slated for completed during 2009.

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