Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Silicon Park Project launched in Dubai Silicon Oasis

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, launched on Sunday, the ‘Silicon Park’, the first integrated smart city project to be built in DSO, worth Dh.1.1bn.

Spanning an area of 150,000 square metres, work has already begun and the project is likely to be completed by Q4 of 2017.  The project is in-line with vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aimed at transforming Dubai into smartest city in the world within next three years.

The project also is in-line with Dubai’s Vision 2021 aimed at transforming the emirate into a smart city, while ensuring that it is on par with latest global trends for smart cities. The project offers a contemporary lifestyle for residents, workers and visitors. The project standards are in-line with government strategies for smart cities focusing on six key elements - life, mobility, economy, society, governance and environment.

The Silicon Park project spans 97,000sqm of office space, 25,000sqm of commercial space and 20,000 sqm of residential space, apart from 115 rooms, business hotels, in addition to value-added facilities that suit contemporary living such as restaurants, cafes, health and fitness centres, running tracks, cycling trails, prayer rooms, shopping centre and underground parking for more than 2500 cars.

The project is compliant with UAE Green Building Regulations and Specifications and the international LEED standard and seeks to improve environmental sustainability. The project will be built with ‘green’ building material and control mechanisms, and solar panels and double-glazed windows to reduce heat absorption.

The buildings are topped with green roofs that include plants and trees with minimal irrigation and make use of direct sunlight on the buildings. The project will use renewable energy resources and will apply measures to achieve efficiency in energy consumption.

Further, it will feature smart lighting systems with motion sensor systems that respond to traffic and individuals. The smart street light poles will have digital signboards which can be remotely controlled. The project will include advanced technologies to support controlling water consumption using recycling procedures at homes and offices so that it can be used for irrigation purposes to minimize ecological imbalance.

The park will also features various intelligent solutions and other public amenities.

1 comment:

NTES said...

The Silicon project launch is another milestone of Dubai officials for the IT professionals and yes valuable for government to take advantage of technology with revenue generation.