Dubawi Island

Location Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Services Building services engineering, sustainable design, IT and audio visual
Sector Lifestyle and residential
Client Zabeel Properties
Architect THPJ

Richard Stratton

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An exclusive 55,000m2 boutique hotel and villa development located on a disconnected island off the Dubai coastline. It is directly adjacent to The Palm Jumeirah. Zabeel Properties's objective was to develop a sustainable resort that offered luxury and privacy for its guests. The scheme was developed to a level of sustainability equivalent to USGBC LEED GOLD standard.

The scheme incorporated a sewage treatment plant that treated and re-cycled 100% of waste water. In addition, treated sewage effluent (TSE) water was available from the The Palm Jumeirah and the combination of both provided 100% of irrigation water, WC flushing water and air-conditioning process water.

A full study of renewable energy opportunities was undertaken, including a detailed wind study and feasibility analysis for the inclusion of a wind turbine.

In order to accelerate the construction progress, the utility infrastructure was developed in pre-fabricated pre-cast service modules that were constructed off-site and assembled into an underground utility corridor. This also reduced pollution associated with construction activities and minimised waste.

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