Architect firm launches sustainable design site for UAE

A new hub offering education and insight on sustainable development has been launched in the UAE.

The online site has been initiated by Baharash Architecture, the designers behind projects such as the Oasis Eco Resort and Dubai Sustainable City.

It will explore various topics and themes on sustainable development. Some of the topics include resilience, inclusivity, urban mobility, liveability and building sustainably without the added costs.

“Contrary to common belief, sustainable design does not require an increase in client budget or construction costs. Passive design strategies such as orientation, density and form will provide the biggest environmental gains, yet these require the least financial investment,” said Baharash Bagherian, design director at the firm.

“The key challenge however, is to provide affordable solutions that are holistic and address all the pillars of sustainability.”

Knowledge Hub for Sustainable Development can be accessed at