The only way to tackle energy issues in the region is through practical and sustainable solutions. The bottom line is to reduce a building’s energy consumption and emissions by furthering technological advancements in design, materials and construction techniques for developing Dubai’s future buildings.

Speaking ahead of his presentation at the Cityscape Global Conference in coming September, Tariq Khayyat, head of region – Middle East for Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) believes that Dubai has significantly pushed the boundaries of sustainability by supporting and implementing new, innovative solutions to help create a more sustainable city. Khayyat said, “Sustainability is no longer a choice option within the industry. One of ZHA’s current projects in the region, the Bee’ah Headquarters in Sharjah has environmental considerations woven into every aspect of its design. We’ve created a design in response to the natural environment, minimising energy and resource consumption.

Just one-day ahead of the Cityscape Global exhibition, the conference will host keynote presentations and panel discussions from leading industry experts on Sunday September 10, 2017 at The Conrad Dubai.

The values of executing sustainable practices in building design and architecture are echoed by Carlos Ott, founder of Carlos Ott Architects. He said, “In my practice we have been designing sustainable projects for years, starting with projects in Canada and Germany and now all over the world, including in the MENA region.”

Under the theme ‘Reshaping the Industry’, the full-day forum will provide insights into the real estate and property sector with a morning session on the Market Overview, and split afternoon sessions; the Real Estate Brokers Programme and Architecture Programme.

Cityscape Global will take place from September 11-13, 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre.