Msheireb Properties has added a new accolade to its wide portfolio of international awards by winning the 'Best Commercial Project' honour at the AD Design Awards 2021.
The award reflects the global reputation and credentials of Msheireb Properties in bringing to life one of the world’s smartest and most sustainable city districts, Msheireb Downtown Doha, according to a press statement.
With hundreds of entries across 10 categories, Msheireb Downtown Doha by Msheireb Properties and ‘Allies and Morrison’ won the ‘Best Commercial Project’ honour in an "intensely competed category for its excellent value-add to commercial entities and retailers. The award also underlines its reputation as a destination that creates long-term value for corporate entities to build their enterprises in one of the most vibrant locations", the statement adds.
The world’s first smart and sustainable downtown regeneration project, Msheireb Downtown Doha, embeds smart city technology and connectivity across the development. It outperforms other smart city developments in the world in terms of the resident’s digital experience.
Offering a combination of 193,000sqm of commercial spaces and 105,000sqm of retail spaces, Msheireb Downtown Doha also has residential buildings, mosques, hotels and cultural and educational entities. With more than 10,000 car parking spaces across six underground levels, the city offers easy parking in addition to offering a wayfinding app that helps visitors to spot the car parking easily.
The sustainable aspect of the projects adds great value to the commercial value. All buildings are Gold or Platinum LEED-certified and have implemented practical and measurable strategies and solutions to promote sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
Msheireb Downtown Doha has one of the highest concentrations of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified sustainable buildings, making it the world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration project.
The AD Design Awards acknowledge the positivity and resilience that runs throughout the Mena region’s design community.