Woods Bagot has finished a new headquarters building for the international Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) placed in Abu Dhabi, a centerpiece for environmentally friendly design in the UEA. The IRENA HQ has also accomlished a cut of energy demand by 42% compared to global standards and includes 1.000m” rooftop photovoltaic solar panels supplying electricity to the building.
Richard Fenne, senior associate at the firm, said: “As design architect for the new IRENA HQ building, Woods Bagot relished the opportunity to conceive a landmark project within Masdar City that could become a model for sustainable, global commercial buildings.”
Anthony Mallows, director, said: “We commend Woods Bagot on achieving the demanding design criteria for the IRENA headquarters and delivering what is considered the most sustainable office building in the UAE. Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s growing sustainabillity hub, is an ideal location for IRENA to pursue its mission to advance renewable energy globally.”