Tilal Al Ghaf’s Sales & Experience Centre wins BREEAM 2022

Tilal Al Ghaf’s Sales & Experience Centre Wins at BREEAM 2022

We are proud to announce that the Building Research Establishment (BRE) has awarded Majid Al Futtaim’s flagship community Tilal Al Ghaf’s Sales & Experience Centre, as a Regional Asia Winner at the annual BREEAM Summit and Awards 2022.

BREEAM, a part of BRE’s portfolio of work relating to building science, has been a world-leading sustainability assessment method for planning projects, infrastructure, and buildings for over 30 years. The BREEAM Awards is an annual celebration recognizing the projects and organizations that, in the view of the independent judging panel, are leading the way with significant achievements in sustainable building design, development, and management.

This year’s Regional (Asia) award goes to Tilal Al Ghaf’s Sales & Experience Centre.

The Sales & Experience Centre is a landmark structure with its floating crescent-shaped roof and wrap-around glass walls that provide a beautifully transparent gathering space set within a rich green landscape of the Tilal Al Ghaf community.

The curved roof form incorporates photovoltaic panels and is orientated to protect the interior best while maximizing capturing the sun’s rays to generate electricity. The amount of renewable energy produced onsite makes the Sales & Experience Centre a net positive building that has driven the project to target a Zero Energy Certification with the International Living Futures Institute.

Generating twice the energy it consumes, with additional power fed back to the grid, the output of more than 200% of the building’s total energy demand with its enhanced energy usage is facilitated via SMART metering systems.

Special attention was given to the materials and fittings that have been sourced locally, as much as possible, to reduce embodied energy. The project has achieved the WELL Silver Building standard requirements as well. Combining all the sustainability aspects of the building, it has achieved BREEAM Excellent certification.

“Sales and Experience Centre is a great example of Sustainability goals that can be achieved on projects by developers who are bold enough to set market and industry convention challenging goals and approach projects as part of a larger holistic vision. This a good step as part of MAF’s journey towards its 2040 Net Zero goal,” said Moh’d Hidayath Ali, Head of Department – Sustainability, Alpin Limited. 

Alpin is proud to have been a part of this monumental project in the UAE as a BREEAM Assessor and wishes the Majid Al Futtaim and Kettle team a well-deserved congratulations.

You can find a detailed case study on the Tilal Al Ghaf’s Sales & Experience Center here.

Find a complete list of BREAAM 2022 winners here.