Kettle Collective to design Dubai solar power development centre

Architects Kettle Collective will be working alongside Ted Jacob Engineering Group on Dubai’s Solar Innovation Centre.

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) is behind the project set to be built as part of the new Mohammed Bin Rashid Solar Park by November 2015.

Tony Kettle, director of Kettle Collective, said: “We are delighted to have been selected for this project, not only because of the competition that we were up against but because of the importance of this building in the future of Dubai.”

DEWA has launched the innovation centre, which has been planned as a focal point for companies, researchers, students and other parties interested in solar development, with support from Dubai’s Supreme Council for Energy.

Company CEO HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said: “The Solar Innovation Centre is a sustainable architecture and a value-adding facility to the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

“The landmark design celebrates the unique identity of the energy park, reinforcing a sense of green Dubai as a leading example of sustainable development regionally and internationally.”