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HOK-designed Yas Bay Arena wins Sustainable Building Design of the Year at MENA Green Building Awards 2018

Multipurpose venue Yas Bay Arena, designed by global architecture firm HOK, has receieved the Sustainable Building of the Year accolade at the MENA Green Building Awads 2018, whicb is endorsed by the Green Building Councils network.

The project is an integral part of Yas Bay’s waterfront destination, which is part of an upcoming 14 million square feet mixed-use area located on the southern end of Yas Island.

HOK designed the project in a way that integrates sustainable and cultural features, such as shading – which is integral to the region hot climate – in a manner that saves on energy consumption.

Yas Arena Bay’s shading features provide adequate daylight while simultaneously insulating heat, which assists in reducing the energy consumption of the building.

The project also integrates energy and water efficient building systems and architectural treatment which has lead to a 22.4% in energy savings and 28% in water savings.

Developed by Miral, the overall Yas Bay project is planned for completion in 2019, and is part of the overall transformation of the southern part of Yas Island. It will include a waterfront promenade with restaurants and retail spaces, in addition to two hotels; a Hilton family resort and a beach club.

HOK’s design also features a “lantern facade” which is intended to both complement and animate the expanding waterfront promenade at Yas Bay.